The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,760.00 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -20.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,373.00 with 0.00% percent or +0.55 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 28,246.00 with a loss of -0.65% percent or -184.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
After some initial sluggishness, Asia-Pacific stocks generally improved as Wednesday’s trading day progressed. But there were no blowout gains occurring, with nearly all rising indexes up no more than 0.5% and many seeing advances of 0.2% of less.
The overnight bounce in the U.S. helped, along with earnings news both local and overseas, including Apple’s AAPL, +0.20% strong earnings report.
Japan’s Nikkei NIK, +0.86% rose 0.5% a day after the Bank of Japan maintained its ultraloose monetary policy. Honda 7267, +2.95% shares jumped after reporting an 11% increase in first-quarter operating profit, which took most analysts by surprise. The news drove gains across much of the sector, along with a weaker yen. Toyota 7203, +1.29% , which reports earnings Friday, was up 1%.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,415.19 up with +0.43% percent or +108.36 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,816.29 up with +0.49% percent or +13.69 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,671.79 up with +0.49% percent or +0.55% point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,746.70 up with +0.86% percent or+192.98 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,261.20 with a loss of -1.13% percent or -321.81 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,824.53with a loss of -1.80% percent or -51.87 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,534.70 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -71.88 point at 12:15 PM.