The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,190.00 up with +0.73% percent or +160.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,658.80 up with +0.51% percent or +54.35 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 30,348.00 up with +1.62% percent or +532.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japanese stocks opened with solid gains. But the yen was rising anew in early Asian trading, with the dollar USDJPY, -0.12% back below ¥108.75 after changing hands at ¥108.90 in late New York action. The stock index has fallen five of the past seven days, notching a six-week closing low yesterday.
Chinese stock indexes started with among the biggest gains in the region, rising some 1% after posting among the largest declines Wednesday at 2.5%. That came as manufacturing PMI showed unexpected strength for May. Just the same, Chinese equities have gotten oversold with six straight days of declines; the Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, +1.78% on Wednesday set a 19-month closing low while notching its first six-day losing streak in 4½ years
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,667.78 up with +1.26% percent or +306.33 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,724.01 up with +1.27% percent or +34.15 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 77,462.45 up with +0.89% percent or +65.86 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,647.99 up with +1.50% percent or +24.34 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,018.46 up with +1.42% percent or +14.29 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,967.96 up with +1.48% percent or +28.72 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,194.90 up with +1.23% percent or +14.56 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,622.14 up with +1.28% percent or +20.52 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,512.79 up with +1.26% percent or +18.86 point;