The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 20,755.00 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -25.00 point . The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,894.20 up with +0.24% percent or +25.65 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 27,573.50 up with +1.76% percent or +477.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japan’s Nikkei reached a five-week high on Friday as chip-related firms tracked sharp rises by U.S. counterparts, while some investors awaited major events next week for direction.
The Nikkei share average .N225 rose 1.0 percent to 20,773.56, the highest closing level since Dec. 19. The benchmark index gained 0.5 percent for the week.
Investors also sought buying opportunities in small-to-mid sized stocks, with the Mothers market .MTHR rising 1.7 percent. It was the index’s third straight gain of more than 1 percent.
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,553.24 with a loss of -0.091% percent or -22.38 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,642.33 up with +0.14% percent or +3.63 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,073.46 up with +0.68% percent or +47.69 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,773.56 up with +0.97% percent or +198.93 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,511.59 up with +1.44% percent or +390.61 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,601.72 up with +0.39% percent or +10.03 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,401.17 up with +0.57% percent or +206.07 point at 12:15 PM.