The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,508.00 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -52.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,536.50 up with +0.21% percent or +24.50 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 26,983.50 with a loss of -0.45% percent or -121.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Asian stock markets were mixed in early trading Thursday, after a tech selloff on Wall Street.
Stocks continued to lag in Japan, with the market’s weakness being led by airlines as investors are concerned about near-term tourist activity after a pair of natural disasters the past few days. A major earthquake hit the northern island of Hokkaido early Thursday, coming after Typhoon Jebi hit western Japan on Tuesday.
Hong Kong stocks dropped to session lows as Tencent continued to sink lower after Wednesday’s worst closing price in a year. The Hang Seng HSI, -0.99% was down 0.5% as Tencent 0700, -3.14% fell 2% more, making up more than one-third of the index’s decline. Meanwhile, pan-Asia insurer AIA 1299, -1.98% hit a six-month low as pressure on regional currencies lingers.
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,974.99 up with +0.087% percent or +22.51 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,888.60 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -8.12 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,995.17 with a loss of -1.19% percent or -96.07 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,487.94 with a loss of -0.41% percent or -92.89 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,884.53 with a loss of -1.32% percent or -359.32 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,691.59 with a loss of -0.47% percent or -12.74 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,989.36 with a loss of -0.076% percent or -28.95 point at 12:15 PM.