The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,690.00 up with +0.04% percent or +10.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,274.00 up with +0.65% percent or +72.70 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 28,767.00 up with +0.07% percent or +21.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Asia-Pacific stock markets were mixed in early trading Friday.
Further declines in Chinese and Hong Kong stocks were joined by modest drops in Southeast Asian benchmarks, which barely rose Thursday. Korea’s Kospi continued to move little after Thursday’s outperformance while more-robust gains persisted in Japan, Australia, Taiwan and New Zealand.
Down Under led the gainers, with Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.89% up 0.8% at midday amid strength in commodities and consumer-discretionary names. BHP Billiton BHP, +2.26% rose more than 2% after agreeing to sell the bulk of its U.S. oil and gas assets to BP for $10.5 billion, and Oil Search OSH, +2.18% rose almost as much. New Zealand’s NZX-50 NZ50GR, +0.71% added 0.3%.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,527.07 up with +0.44% percent or +112.97 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,837.44 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -8.63 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,852.18 with a loss of -1.01% percent or -80.05 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,712.75 up with +0.56% percent or +125.88 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,765.68 with a loss of -0.054% percent or -15.46 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,873.59 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -8.63 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,258.99 up with +0.74% percent or +274.35 point at 12:15 PM.