The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,590.00 with a loss of -0.04% percent or -10.00 point . The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,029.80 up with +0.12% percent or +13.55 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 28,514.00 up with +0.09% percent or +27.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Asian stock markets largely extended their gains in early Friday trading, as Thursday’s global rebound continued.
Japan’s Nikkei NIK, +1.85% was faring the best, up 1.3%, handily pushing back above its 200-day moving average, as the yen hit fresh six-month lows against the dollar USDJPY, +0.21% . Gains were being led by defensive names, such as beverage maker Yakult Honsha 2267, +4.64% , up 4.3%. Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing 9983, +6.95% surged more than 6% after posting positive earnings. But factory-automation stocks eased, highlighted by Yaskawa Electric 6506, -3.95% giving up an early 3.7% gain following strong quarterly results to trade 4% lower.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,924.89 up with +0.91% percent or +224.44 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,798.29 up with +0.87% percent or +24.27 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,823.92 up with +1.39% percent or +107.30 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,597.35 up with +1.85% percent or +409.39 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,523.76 up with +0.15% percent or +42.93 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,831.18 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -6.48 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,626.79 up with +0.21% percent or +78.38 point at 12:15 PM.