The DAX Futures is trading at 15,230.50 up with +0.12% or +18.50 point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,798.80 up with +0.38% percent or +25.80 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 6,124.80 up with +0.40% percent or +24.30 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,916.00 with a loss of -0.10% percent or -4.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The IHS Markit/BME Germany Manufacturing PMI was unrevised at 66.6 in March of 2021 from 60.7 in February, pointing to a record growth in factory activity, amid also record rises in new orders and output. Growing pressure on capacity and strong confidence about the outlook meanwhile led to the first rise in sector employment in more than two years. At the same time, however, the survey indicated a further deterioration in supply-side conditions, with March seeing unprecedented reports of input delivery delays which helped push cost inflation to the highest in over a decade. Finally, manufacturers’ expectations towards activity over the coming year remained strongly positive. That said, there was uncertainty among some firms about whether current levels of demand could be sustained, which was reflected in a slight drop in the overall degree of optimism from February’s series high.
For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 15,212.68 up with + percent or +105.51 point.the FTSE 100 closed at 6,823.55 up with percent or +86.25 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 6,131.34 up with +percent or +28.38 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 33,430.24 with a loss of –percent or ?96.95 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 4,073.94 with a loss of – percent or ?3.97 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,698.38 with a loss of – percent or ?7.21 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 29,710.78 up with percent or +14.15 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,729.90 with a loss of – percent or ?208.84 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,471.36 with a loss of – percent or ?11.60 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 49,769.82 with + percent or +568.43 point at 12:15 PM.