The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,410.00 with a loss of -1.36% percent or -310.00 point . The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,478.00 up with +0.49% percent or +51.45 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 30,733.00 up with +0.62% percent or +188.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Asian stock markets were mixed in early trading Thursday, as dovish news from the Fed was overshadowed by growing trade concerns, particularly after reports that the Trump administration was weighing new tariffs of up to 25% on auto imports.
Japan’s Nikkei NIK, -1.11% was down more than 1% in mid-day trading, extending Wednesday’s losses. Automakers led the losses, with Toyota Motor Corp.7203, -3.05% , Honda Motor Co. 7267, -3.39% and Nissan Motor Co. 7201, -1.76% all down around 2%.
South Korea’s Kospi SEU, -0.24% declined too, as Hyundai Motor Co. 005380, -3.11% slid almost 2% and Kia Motors Corp. 000270, -2.82% dropped about 4%.
Stocks in Hong Kong and mainland China were muted, with the Hang Seng In
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,886.81 up with +0.21% percent or +52.40 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,733.29 up with +0.32% percent or +8.85 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,425.96 up with +0.64% percent or +47.50 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,627.61 up with +0.15% percent or +2.37 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,004.67 up with +0.13% percent or + 1.26 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,950.53 up with +0.088% percent or +1.72 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,201.46 up with +0.36% percent or +4.32 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,624.00 up with +0.29% percent or +4.75 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,516.29 up with +0.31% percent or +4.62 point;