The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 21,728.00 up with +1.20% percent or +258.00 point.The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,817.00 up with +0.25% percent or +30.00 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 29,984.50 up with +0.83% percent or +245.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday as optimism over U.S.-China trade talks boosted shippers and other cyclical shares while index heavyweight Fast Retailing soared after it reported strong monthly sales.
The Nikkei share average .N225 rose 0.97 percent to 21,713.21, edging closer to its best level this year of 21,860.39 touched a month ago.
Shippers, among the biggest casualties of the U.S.-China trade war, .ISHIP.T gained 2.8 percent to near one-month highs, with Kawasaki Kisen 9107.T rising 5.6 percent.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,179.13 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -79.29 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,867.24 up with +0.0017% percent or +0.050 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,848.69 up with +0.25% percent or +19.78 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,713.21 up with +0.97% percent or +207.90 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,922.05 up with +1.00% percent or +297.38 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,216.74 up with +1.26% percent or +39.92 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,188.71 up with +0.34% percent or +132.06 point at 12:15 PM.