The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 21,692.50 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -27.50 point.The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,739.80 up with +0.13% percent or +15.75 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 29,916.50 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -46.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Nikkei share average .N225 ended 0.05 percent higher at 21,724.95 points, its highest closing level since March 5.
Carmakers, which have been undermined by worries about global slowdown and threats from U.S. President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on imported cars, rose 0.9 percent .ITEQP.T . They have risen 4.8 percent over the past five sessions.
Honda Motor 7267.T rose 0.9 percent while Toyota Motor 6774.T gained 0.7 percent.
Nissan, whose former chairman Carlos Ghosn was re-arrested on Thursday on suspicion of trying to enrich himself at the automaker’s expense, rose 0.6 percent. equipment makers and silicon products makers also sprinted higher following a surge in their U.S. peers, although some of them lost momentum in late afternoon.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,218.13 up with +0.15% percent or +39.00 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,873.40 up with +0.21% percent or +6.16 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,895.55 up with +0.60% percent or +46.86 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,724.95 up with +0.054% percent or +11.74 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,837.35 with a loss of -0.50% percent or -149.04 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,237.38 up with +0.66% percent or +21.09 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,766.49 up with +0.28% percent or +110.63 point at 12:15 PM.