The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 21,780.00 up with +0.05% percent or +10.00 point.The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,696.00 with a loss of -0.55% percent or -64.75 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 30,108.50 up with +0.35% percent or +105.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Nikkei share average .N225 finished 0.2 percent lower at 21,761.65, after rising to 21,900.55 in early trade, the highest since early December.
In the United States, the Labor Department said nonfarm payrolls rose by 196,000 jobs in March, topping the 180,000 new jobs forecast by economists polled by Reuters. Tokyo, investors took some money off the table from recent gainers such as financial stocks and exporters.
“As the Nikkei topped its March high (of 21,860), profit-taking kicked in,” said Ryohei Yoshida, a senior technical analyst at Daiwa Securities.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,424.99 up with +0.15% percent or +40.36 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,892.74 up with +0.46% percent or +13.35 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,938.69 up with +0.59% percent or +46.91 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,761.65 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -45.85 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,052.17 up with +0.39% percent or +115.85 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,242.07 with a loss of -0.14% percent or ?4.50 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,779.57 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -82.66 point at 12:15 PM.