The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 21,860.00 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -20.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,251.50 up with +0.22% percent or +24.00 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 24,899.50 up with +0.72% percent or +177.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) kept monetary policy steady on Wednesday and cut its price forecasts, reinforcing market expectations that subdued inflation will force it to maintain its massive stimulus programme for the time being. Nikkei share average .N225 rose 2.2 percent to 21,920.46, the highest closing level since Oct. 24.
With the Nikkei falling 12 percent from its 27-year peak hit on Oct. 2, “valuations have fallen, which have triggered bargain hunting,” said Nobuhiko Kuramochi, a strategist at Mizuho Securities.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,874.64 up with +1.77% percent or +431.72 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,682.63 up with +1.57% percent or +41.38 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,161.65 up with +1.58% percent or +111.36 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,920.46 up with +2.16% percent or +463.17 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,853.95 up with +1.09% percent or +268.42 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,602.78 up with +1.35% percent or +34.74 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 33,961.56 up with +0.21% percent or +70.43 point at 12:15 PM.