Nikkei Futures Opening Update as on 20 December 2018

The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 20,332.00  up with +0.60% percent or +122.00 point.The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,960.00 with a loss of -0.24% percent or -26.50 point.  The Hang Seng Future is trading at 25,642.00  with a loss of  -1.08% percent or -303.50 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

 Japan’s Nikkei skidded to a 15-month low on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve largely retained its plans to increase interest rates next year despite rising risks to growth, triggering a sell-off in global stocks.

The Nikkei share average .N225 tumbled 2.8 percent to 20,392.58, the weakest closing point since September 2017.

The broader Topix .TOPX declined 2.5 percent to 1,517.16, the lowest closing level since April 2017.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,392.58  with a loss of  -2.84% percent or -595.34 point. the nifty closed at 10,924.60  with a loss of -0.39% percent or -42.70 point.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,608.17  with a loss of -0.99% percent or -257.22 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 23,323.66  with a loss of  -1.49% percent or -351.98 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,506.96 with  a loss of -1.54% percent or -39.20 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 6,636.83  with a loss of -2.17% percent or -147.08 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,392.58   with a loss of -2.84% percent or -595.34 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,585.37  with a loss of -1.08% percent or -280.02 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,536.27  with a loss of -0.52% percent or  -13.30 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,375.02 with a loss of  -0.30% percent or -109.31 point at 12:15 PM.

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