The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 23,573.00 up with +0.27% percent or +63.00 point.The Nifty Future is trading at 12,146.20 up with +0.03% percent or +3.55 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 27,506.00 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -59.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.34%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Softbank Group Corp. (T:9984), which rose 3.36% or 180.0 points to trade at 5531.0 at the close. Oji Holdings Corp. (T:3861) added 3.29% or 19.0 points to end at 597.0 and Inpex Corp. (T:1605) was up 2.88% or 30.0 points to 1072.0 in late trade.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 29,348.03 up with +0.40% percent or +115.84 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,386.15 up with +0.47% percent or +15.86 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,817.18 up with +0.87% percent or +84.44 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,479.15 up with +0.34% percent or +78.45 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,587.97 with a loss of –0.25% percent or ?67.84 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,030.15 up with +1.84% percent or +54.75 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,393.37 up with +0.17% percent or +70.37 point at 12:15 PM.