The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 21,508.00 with a loss of -0.24% percent or -52.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 25,978.50 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -58.50 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 28,744.00 up with +0.06% percent or +17.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japan’s Nikkei closed up on Wednesday as investors bought into defensive stocks such as pharmaceutical and real estate firms, and took some money off the table from machinery shares that had rallied on progress in U.S.-China trade talks.
The Nikkei share average .N225 gained 0.5 percent to 21,556.51, not far from its more than 10-week high reached during Tuesday’s session.
The broader Topix .TOPX added 0.2 percent to 1,620.42, with advancing issues outnumbering declining ones 1,153 to 893.
The pharma .IPHAM.T , construction .ICNST.T and real estate .IRLTY.T sectors outperformed, rising 1.7 percent, 1.3 percent and 1.0 percent, respectively.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,057.98 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -33.97 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,793.90 with a loss of -0.079% percent or -2.21 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,549.30 with a loss of -0.068% percent or -5.16 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,556.51 up with +0.50% percent or +107.12 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,762.43 with a loss of -0.033% percent or -9.63 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,953.82 up with +0.42% percent or +12.31 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,817.00 with a loss of -0.44% percent or -156.71 point at 12:15 PM.