The DAX Futures is trading at 15,199.50 up with -0.17% or -26.50 point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,856.20 up with +0.19% percent or +13.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 6,163.20 up with +0.55% percent or +33.70 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,918.00 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -1.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI increased to 47.5 in March of 2021 from 41 in February, the highest reading in 7 months as the downturn in Germany’s construction sector eased. The latest reading was the second-highest since the start of the coronavirus pandemic behind that seen last August. However, it also highlighted growing pressure on supply chains, with the lack of availability across a range of key building materials and products pushing up purchase prices to the greatest extent since mid-2008. Several firms reported continued bad weather during March, alongside delays caused by long wait times on planning permissions and a soft patch in demand. As such, there were further slower declines in activity across each of the three broad construction categories monitored. Finally, latest data showed an improvement in constructors’ expectations towards future activity to a 13-month high.
For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 15,184.18 up with + percent or +7.82 point.the FTSE 100 closed at 6,900.54 up with percent or +15.22 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 6,157.31 up with +percent or +26.65 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 33,446.26 up with +percent or +16.02 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 4,079.95 up with percent or +6.01 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,688.84 with a loss of – percent or -9.54 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 29,708.98 with a loss of –percent or ?21.81 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,008.07 with percent or +333.27 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,482.55 up with + percent or +2.93 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 49,788.49 with + percent or +126.73 point at 12:15 PM.