The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,778.00 up with +0.97% percent or +218.00  point . The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,733.80 up with +1.39% percent or  +160.80 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 28,175.00 up with +2.44% percent or +674.00 point.


Asian stock markets posted nearly across-the-board gains in early trading Monday, with South Korea the lone holdout.

The iron-and-steel sector led gains in Japan, helping push the Nikkei NIK, +0.88%  up almost 1%. Kobe Steel 5406, +1.40%  , Sumitomo Metal 5713, +1.61%   and Aichi Steel 5482, +1.12%   were all up more than 1%. That came as the dollar hovered around ¥111.30, providing additional support to the stock market. Toyota 7203, +1.99%   is up more than 1.6% early. The Nikkei has already risen four straight days.


 For the day Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,799.64 up with +0.88% percent or +197.87 point.the nifty closed at 11,691.75 up with +1.17% percent or +134.65 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,271.27  up with +2.17%percent or +599.40 point. 


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,790.35 up with +0.52% percent or +133.37 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,874.69 up with +0.62% percent or +17.71 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,945.98 up with +0.86% percent or +67.52  point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,799.64 up with +0.88% percent or +197.87 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,270.32 up with +2.16% percent or  +598.45 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,780.90 up with +1.89% percent or +51.47  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,687.55  up with +1.14% percent or  +435.75  point at 12:15 PM.