The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 21,400.00 with a loss of -0.45% percent or -97.50 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,080.80 up with +0.45% percent or +49.75 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 28,995.00 up with +0.06% percent or +16.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The broader Topix .TOPX declined 0.25 percent to 1,615.25. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones 1,291 to 737.
Kura Corp 2695.T tumbled 9.3 percent after the sushi restaurant chain reported a 29 percent drop in its November-January net profit, hit by mounting costs related to opening overseas outlets.
Conversely, defence stocks were in the spotlight with retail investors pushing them higher after South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency and two U.S. think tanks reported that North Korea had restored part of a missile launch site it had previously started dismantling. equipment manufacturer Ishikawa Seisakusho 6208.T climbed 6 percent, firearms maker Howa Machinery 6203.T rose 5.4 percent and Hosoya Pyro-Engineering 4274.T , which sells pyrotechnics, soared 9.9 percent.
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,806.63 with a loss of -0.050% percent or -13.02 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,789.65 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -3.16 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,576.36 with a loss of -0.016% percent or -1.21 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,596.81 with a loss of -0.60% percent or -129.47 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,020.27 up with +0.20% percent or +58.67 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,101.15 up with +1.54% percent or +46.90 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,625.60 up with +0.50% percent or +183.06 point at 12:15 PM.