The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,302.50 up with +0.24% percent or +52.50 point.The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 11,748.00 with a loss of -0.55% percent or -65.50 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 29,434.00 with a loss of -1.29% percent or -384.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japanese Emperor Akihito will end his three-decade reign on Tuesday, voluntarily stepping down due to health concerns to make way for his son in the country’s first abdication of the Chrysanthemum Throne since 1817.
His 31-year imperial era known as Heisei, which can be translated as “achieving peace,” will come to an end with a ceremony attended by about 300 political leaders and dignitaries starting at about 5 p.m. local time at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The next morning, his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, 59, will ascend the throne in ceremonies also at the palace.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,554.39 up with +0.042% percent or +11.06 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,943.03 up with +0.11% percent or +3.15 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,161.85 up with +0.19% percent or +15.46 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,258.73 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -48.85 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,705.32 with a loss of -0.63% percent or -187.49 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,078.34 up with +0.52% percent or +15.84 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,887.18 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -180.15 point at 12:15 PM.