The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 23,082.50 with a loss of –0.49% percent or -112.50 point.The Nifty Future is trading at 12,035.50 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -10.45 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 26,300.00 with a loss of -0.36% percent or -94.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Nikkei closed higher on Friday as some upbeat corporate earnings and forecasts helped, although the benchmark recorded its worst weekly slide in six months on fears of the rapidly-spreading coronavirus in China.
The Nikkei share average .N225 ended 1.0% higher at 23,205.18, but lost 2.6% in the week. January’s fall of 1.9% was its first monthly loss since August last year.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 28,859.44 up with +0.43% percent or +124.99 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,283.66 up with +0.31% percent or +10.26 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,298.94 up with +0.26% percent or +23.77 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,205.18 up with +0.99% percent or +227.43 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,384.60 with a loss of –0.24% percent or –64.53 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,976.53 with a loss of –2.75% percent or –84.23 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,810.35 with a loss of –0.25% percent or –103.47 point at 12:15 PM.