The DAX Futures is trading at 15,598.500 up with +0.08% or +12.00 point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,098.00 with +0.21% percent or +15.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 6,547.00 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -11.00 point.  The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 4,104.00 with +0.17% percent or +7.00 point.


The German trade surplus rose sharply to EUR 15.5 billion in April of 2021 from EUR 3.5 billion a year earlier as exports jumped 47.7% to EUR 111.8 billion and imports surged 33.2% to EUR 96.3 billion mostly due to base effects as the volumes of foreign trade last year were very low. Sales to the Euro Area were up 59.8% and to countries outside the EU rose 36.5%, namely the UK (64.1%), China (16%) and the US (59.9%). Imports from the Euro Area increased 40.5% while from China was up 13.3%. After calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports were 0.5% lower and imports 5.5% higher than in February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Germany.


For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 15,571.22 with a loss of  percent or –9.92 point.the FTSE 100 closed at 7,088.18 up  with +percent or +7.17 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 6,546.49  with a loss of –percent or ?16.96 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 34,466.24 with +percent or +19.10 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 4,239.18 with + percent or +19.63 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 14,020.33 up with + percent or +108.58 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 28,969.10 up with +  percent or +10.54 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,897.41 up with percent or +162.07 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,601.97 with a loss of –percent or ?8.89  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 52,509.12 up with + percent or +208.65 point at 12:15 PM.