The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 21,145.00 up with +0.12%percent or +25.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,354.80 with a loss of -0.10% percent or -11.90 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 28,841.50 up with +0.09% percent or +24.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japan’s Nikkei ended nearly flat on Thursday after China reported a mixed bag of data that renewed concerns about the global economy, while index-heavyweight SoftBank Group offered support amid talk of an Uber-related investment.
The Nikkei share average .N225 ended 0.02 percent lower at 21,287.02 after surging to as high as 21,522.75 in the morning.
Chinese shares fell after data showed the country’s industrial output expanded at the slowest pace in 17 years, although retail sales and fixed asset investment grew by more than expected. Chinese data and falling Chinese shares reminded the market that concerns about a global economic slowdown persist,” said Shogo Maekawa, global market strategist at JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) Asset Management.
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,702.89 with +0.58% percent or +148.23 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,810.92 up with +0.69% percent or +19.40 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,643.41 up with +0.69% percent or +52.37 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,287.02 with a loss of -0.015% percent or -3.22 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,755.70 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -51.75 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,977.92 with a loss of -1.62% percent or -49.03 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,753.22 up with +0.0028% percent or +7.55 point at 12:15 PM.