Nikkei Futures Opening Update as on 12 October 2018

The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,663.00 up with +0.37% percent or +83.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,481.20 up with +2.17%percent or +222.70 point.  The Hang Seng Future is trading at 25,729.00 up with +2.15% percent or +541.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Japan’s Nikkei changed course and ended higher on Friday as investors took heart from gains in Chinese shares on upbeat Chinese export data, triggering buying in manufacturers exposed to China.

The Nikkei share average .N225 gained 0.5 percent to 22,694.66 after falling as much as 1.2 percent early in the day. On Thursday, the index slid 3.9 percent.

For the week, the Nikkei shed 4.6 percent, its biggest weekly drop since March.

China reported on Friday an unexpected acceleration in export growth in September and a record trade surplus with the United States, which could exacerbate an already-heated dispute between Beijing and Washington. U.S. futures during Asian trade also underpinned sentiment. S&P mini futures ESc1 and Dow mini futures 1YMc1 both rose 1 percent.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
   
 For the day Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,694.66 up with +0.46% percent or +103.80 point the nifty closed at 10,452.20  up with  +2.13% percent or +217.55 point.. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,766.93 up with +1.98% percent or +500.56 point. 

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,052.83  with a loss of -2.13% percent or -545.91 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,728.37 with  a loss of -2.06% percent or -57.31 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,329.06  with a loss of  -1.25% percent or -92.99 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,694.66 with +0.46% percent or +103.80 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,711.91   up with +1.76% percent or +445.54 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,607.49  up with +0.93% percent or +24.04 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,692.41  up with +2.03% percent or  +691.26 point at 12:15 PM.

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