The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 21,302.65 up with +0.098% percent or +20.80 point . The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,750.00 up with +0.82% percent or +87.75 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 28,236.50 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -97.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japanese shares ticked up to new two-month highs on Tuesday on hopes of a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, though the gains were led by defensive shares as investors remained cautious on the global economic outlook.
Nikkei share average .N225 edged up 0.10 percent to 21,302.65, its highest close since mid-December.
The broader Topix .TOPX added 0.28 percent to 1,606.52, also the highest in two months.
SoftBank Group 9984.T shares dropped 3.3 percent, after the Wall Street Journal reported that its key investors, including Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, were unhappy with the high valuation of its flagship Vision Fund. markets were without firm directional cues as U.S. markets were shut on Monday for a holiday, but sentiment remained broadly positive with investors looking for clues from trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing.
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,883.25 up with +1.33% percent or +339.98 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,775.60 up with +1.09% percent or +29.87 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,472.41 up with +0.61% percent or +45.46 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,302.65 up with +0.098% percent or +20.80 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,290.88 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -56.13 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,755.16 up with +0.029% percent or +0.80 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,624.80 up with +0.36% percent or +126.36 point at 12:15 PM.