The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,820.00 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -40.00 point . The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,888.00 up with +0.68% percent or +73.30 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 31,087.00 with a loss of -1.18% percent or -371.00 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, -1.05% 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, -1.28% , Asia’s biggest publicly traded insurer, rose nearly 3% to hit fresh record highs while auto maker Geely 0175, -2.31% climbed 4%.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,899.41 up with +0.27% percent or +68.24 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,730.13 up with +0.088% percent or +2.41 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,411.32 up with +0.11% percent or +8.43 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,600.34 with a loss of -0.40% percent or -6.45 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 982.13 with a loss of -0.48% percent or -4.74 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,935.23 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -3.86 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,202.06 up with +0.16% percent or +1.93 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,619.40 up with +0.034% percent or +0.54 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,513.79 up with +0.070% percent or +1.06 point;