The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 23,548.00 up with +0.33% percent or +78.00 point . The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,463.80 up with +1.55% percent or +159.45 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 26,255.00 up with +0.75% percent or +184.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japan’s Nikkei edged higher in choppy trade on Wednesday as investors picked up defensive stocks on the dips, while index-heavyweight SoftBank dived on news it was to buy a majority stake in U.S. shared office space provider WeWork.
Retailers Don Quijote Holdings 7532.T jumped 9.4 percent and FamilyMart UNY 8028.T rose 5.0 percent after the Nikkei Business online reported in late trade that FamilyMart is considering selling all of its UNY unit to Don Quijote.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,430.57 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -56.21 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,880.34 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -4.09 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,738.02 up with +0.027% percent or +2.07 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,506.04 up with +0.16% percent or +36.65 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,290.83 up with +0.45% percent or +117.92 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,721.41 up with +0.015% percent or +0.40 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,677.65 up with +1.10% percent or+378.18 point at 12:15 PM.