The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 21,788.00 up with +0.41% percent or +88.00 point.The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,723.50 up with +0.33% percent or +38.50 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 30,116.00 up with +0.51% percent or +153.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japan’s Nikkei edged up on Friday to a fresh one-month high as expectations of an imminent U.S.-China trade deal prompted investors to buy back shares they had sold, while Japan Post Insurance, or Kampo, jumped on hopes of deeper privatisation.
The Nikkei share average .N225 rose 0.38 percent to 21,807.50, the highest close since March 4. For the week, the benchmark index was up 2.83 percent, the biggest weekly gain in about three months.
China’s Xinhua news agency, quoting Vice Premier Liu He, reported that President Xi Jinping said progress was being made and called for an early conclusion of negotiations.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,384.63 up with +0.64% percent or +166.50 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,879.39 up with +0.21% percent or +5.99 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,891.78 up with +0.048% percent or +3.77 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,807.50 up with +0.38% percent or +82.55 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,936.32 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -50.07 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,246.57 up with +0.94% percent or +30.28 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,744.23 up with +0.15% percent or +59.51 point at 12:15 PM.