The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 23,305.00 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -65.00 point.The Nifty Future is trading at 11,901.00 up with +0.02% percent or +2.80 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 26,638.00 up with +0.84% percent or +222.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japanese stocks ended lower on Wednesday as an approaching deadline for U.S. tariffs on nearly $160 billion worth of Chinese consumer goods just weeks before Christmas kept investors away from risk-taking.
The Nikkei index .N225 closed down 0.08% at 23,391.86, with industrial and healthcare sectors leading the declines.
The tariffs are set to kick in on Dec. 15, but the United States and China are planning a delay as trade talks continue, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. some traders were cautious as negotiations between the two countries have been fractious and both sides have sent mixed signals about the chance of agreeing to a deal to end a trade row that has dragged on for more than a year.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,881.72 with a loss of –0.100% percent or –27.88 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,132.52 with a loss of –0.11% percent or –3.44 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,616.18 with a loss of –0.065% percent or –5.64 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,391.86 with a loss of –0.078% percent or –18.33 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,641.78 up with +0.78% percent or +205.16 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,924.42 up with +0.24% percent or +7.10 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,274.43 up with +0.086% percent or +34.55 point at 12:15 PM.