The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 20,847.00 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -23.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,071.50 up with +1.09% percent or +119.80 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 27,884.50 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -46.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japan’s Nikkei edged up on Wednesday with markets barely reacting to U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, while attention remained on corporate earnings.
Toyota Motor Corp 7203.T slipped into negative territory after the automaker cut its annual net profit outlook during afternoon trade. The stock ended 0.7 percent lower. Nikkei share average .N225 rose 0.1 percent to 20,874.06.
In an 82-minute speech that began at 0200 GMT, Trump said he wanted a U.S. immigration system that was “safe, lawful, modern and secure” as he continued to seek funding for a border wall rejected by Democrats. market had focused on whether there would be specific comments on U.S.-China trade deals. From China to Venezuela to Afghanistan, Trump devoted a large section of his speech to foreign policy, saying a trade deal was possible with China if Beijing agrees to “real structural change.”
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,411.52 with +0.68% percent or +172.15 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,737.70 up with +0.47% percent or +12.83 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,402.08 up with +0.74% percent or +54.55 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,874.06 up with +0.14% percent or +29.61 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,990.21 up with +0.21% percent or +59.47 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,618.23 up with +1.30% percent or +33.66 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,904.45 up with +0.79% percent or +287.64 point at 12:15 PM.