The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,750.00 up with +0.49%percent or +110.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,686.20 up with +0.85% percent or +89.80 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 31,295.00 up with +0.30% percent or +94.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Asia-Pacific stocks put up mild gains Wednesday, led by a turn higher for Japanese stocks following muted moves in the U.S. and a steady yen, while Australia’s benchmark also rebounded.
The Nikkei NIK, +0.38% turned slightly higher after a soggy start, to post four gains in the past five days. Some profit-taking was underway after this week’s gains were being balanced out by the dollar-yen hitting session highs of ¥109.93. That helped automakers, which jumped to start the week. Toyota 7203, +1.76% was up 1.7%. Other export-related names also saw a lift, with Sony 6758, +2.78% climbing 2.7% and Hitachi 6501, +3.12% up 3%.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,098.44 with +1.20% percent or +298.46 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,766.96 up with +0.66% percent or +18.16 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,675.60 up with +0.49% percent or +37.74 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,675.95 up with +0.68% percent or +11.32 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,039.13 up with +0.57% percent or +5.89 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,989.56 up with +0.77% percent or +15.22 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,219.18 up with +0.93% percent or +11.26 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,651.26 up with +0.85% percent or + 13.88 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,540.08 up with +0.86% percent or +13.16 point;