Nikkei Futures Opening Update as on 19 October 2018

The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,463.00 with a loss of  -1.78% percent or  -412.00 point . The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,275.50 with  a loss of -1.63% percent or  -170.45 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at  25,497.00 with a loss of -1.07 percent or -275.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Japan’s Nikkei ended the week on a sour note on Friday, booking its third straight week of decline after tracking broader overnight losses on Wall Street and Europe.

The Nikkei share average .N225 at one stage dropped almost 2 percent to hit a six-week low of 22,212.57. By the closing bell, it was down 0.56 percent at 22,532.08.

The benchmark index has given up around 7.8 percent since its 27-year peak hit on Oct. 2, as worries over Italy’s budget, higher U.S. interest rates and growth concerns in China weigh on market sentiment globally. Investors also await November congressional elections in the United States.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
 For the day Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,532.08  with a loss of  -0.56% percent or -126.08 point.the nifty closed at 10,281.60  with a loss of -1.64% percent or  -171.45 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,561.40   up with +0.42% percent or +106.85 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,379.45  with  a loss of -1.27% percent or  -327.23 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,768.78 with a loss of  -1.44% percent or -40.43 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,485.14 with a loss of -2.06% percent or -157.56 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,532.08  with a loss of -0.56% percent or -126.08 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,605.96  up with +0.59% percent or +151.41 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,550.46 up with +2.58% percent or +64.05 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,426.32  with a loss of -1.02% percent or -353.26 point at 12:15 PM

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