The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,030.00 with a loss of -1.21% percent or -270.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,594.00 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -21.55 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 30,050.00 with a loss of -1.23% percent or -375.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Asian stocks started lower Wednesday following fresh declines in Europe and the U.S., amid fears that Italy could go months more without a government.
Declines were spread across Asian markets. South Korea’s Kospi SEU, -1.96% dropped around 2%, as did stocks in Shanghai SHCOMP, -2.53% and SingaporeSTI, -1.95% , while Hong Kong stocks HSI, -1.44% were down 1.6%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, -0.48% only slipped 0.5%, while New Zealand’s NZX 50NZ50GR, +0.14% was slightly higher.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,361.45 with a loss of -1.58% percent or -391.64 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,689.86 with a loss of -1.16% percent or -31.47 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,396.59 with a loss of -0.50% percent or -37.26 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,623.65 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -3.28 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,004.17 with a loss of -0.047% percent or -0.47 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,939.24 with a loss of -0.39% percent or -7.63 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,180.34 with a loss of -1.19% percent or -14.19 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,601.62 with a loss of -1.01% percent or -16.39 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,493.93 with a loss of -1.08% percent or -16.34 point;