The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,490.00 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -20.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,365.80 up with +0.74% percent or +83.45 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 27,595.00 with a loss of -0.04% percent or -10.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Asian stock indexes were mixed in early trading Friday, with some markets helped by solid gains on Wall Street while others continued to struggle amid fresh U.S.-China trade worries.
Japan’s Nikkei NIK, +0.06% was up 0.4%, with the yen having eased a bit the over past day. Japanese stocks continued to get support from the electronics sector following strong first-quarter earnings reports earlier this week. Chip maker Rohm 6963, +1.28% was up 1.8% while Panasonic 6752, +2.23% gained 2.7% and Sony 6758, -0.10% rose a further 0.5%. The steel and shipping sectors were both down 1.6% amid persistent concerns about trade conflicts. Elsewhere, tractor maker Kubota 6326, -8.29% slid 9.2% following weak quarterly results and a forecast cut for the year on a decrease in agriculture-machinery sales in China.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,326.16 with a loss of -0.030% percent or -7.66 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,827.22 up with +0.49% percent or +13.86 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,802.68 up with +1.24% percent or +95.40 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,525.18 up with +0.056% percent or+12.65 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,676.42 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -38.14 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,740.44 with a loss of -1.00% percent or -27.58 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,477.19 up with +0.84% percent or +312.03 point at 12:15 PM.