The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,750.00 with a loss of -0.35% percent or –80.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,770.50 with a loss of -43.35 percent or -0.40% point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 30,259.00 with a loss of -0.51% percent or -43.35 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Asian stocks opened mixed Friday following wide declines the previous day. The improved start also came after a European Central Bank-fueled jump in Europe and muted moves in the U.S. following Wednesday’s selloff after the Fed’s interest-rate hike.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 ended Friday’s session up 0.5% to 22,851.75 points and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index closed up 1.3% to 6,094.
Elsewhere though markets were in negative territory.
South Korea’s Kospi was down 0.8% in late afternoon trade, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 0.12%.
On the Chinese mainland in late trade, the Shanghai Composite was down 0.7%.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,175.31 with a loss of –0.10% percent or –25.89 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,782.49 with +0.25% percent or +6.86 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,761.04 up with +0.85% percent or +65.34 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,851.75 up with +0.50% percent or +113.14 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,399.38 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –40.79 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,022.93 with a loss of –0.70% percent or –21.23 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,543.18 with a loss of –0.16% percent or –56.64 point at 12:15 PM.