The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 21,678.00 up with +0.04% percent or +8.00 point.The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,653.80 up with +0.01% percent or +0.85 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 29,909.50 with a loss of -0.70% percent or -211.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japan’s Nikkei edged higher in choppy trade on Thursday on futures-led buying, but gains were limited by weaker financial stocks after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes reinforced dovish policy expectations.
Investors awaited earnings results from Yaskawa Electric 6506.T , a manufacturer with large exposure to China, as it kicks off the Japanese earnings season. Yaskawa’s results are seen as a leading indicator of Chinese demand and investors are monitoring to see what they mean for other Japanese manufactures, traders said.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,157.16 up with +0.025% percent or +6.58 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,888.21 up with +0.35% percent or +10.01 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,964.24 up with +0.69% percent or +54.97 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,711.38 up with +0.11% percent or +23.81 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,893.82 with a loss of -0.75% percent or -225.74 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,189.96 with a loss of -1.60% percent or -51.97 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,540.56 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -44.79 point at 12:15 PM.