The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,700.00 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -30.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,815.80 up with +0.85% percent or +90.85 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 31,144.00 up with +0.16% percent or +50.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Asia-Pacific continued the week’s global stock rebound, following fresh gains in the U.S. as worries ease about higher interest rates.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index HSI, +1.02% finished up 1%, logging a fifth-straight week of advances. The index had been underperforming, with six weekly declines in the past seven. It marked the best weekly return — nearly 4% — since mid-February for the index, according to FactSet Research.
AIA 1299, +2.39% , Asia’s biggest publicly traded insurer, rose nearly 3% to hit fresh record highs while auto maker Geely 0175, +3.74% climbed 4%.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,739.53 up with +0.80% percent or +196.99 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,723.07 up with +0.94% percent or +25.28 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,404.97 up with +0.89% percent or +65.07 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,603.71 up with +0.48% percent or +7.66 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 985.78 up with +0.58% percent or +5.65 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,937.91 up with +0.73% percent or +14.02 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,197.16 up with +0.97% percent or +11.47 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,616.38 up with +0.86% percent or +13.80 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,510.45 up with +0.89% percent or +13.37 point;