Nikkei Futures Opening Update as on 16 March. 2020

The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 16,925.00  with a loss of -5.20% percent or -927.50  point.The  Nifty Future is trading at 9,306.50 with a loss of -6.79% percent or -677.45 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 22,971.00 with a loss of -3.13% percent or -743.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Tokyo stocks slid to their lowest in three and a half years on Monday as the Bank of Japan’s emergency pledge to boost buying of Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) by up to double current levels failed to calm investor nerves.

The BOJ move, announced in statement after an emergency meeting, came as global central banks step up efforts to combat the widening economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic. benchmark Nikkei average .N225 skidded 2.5% in choppy trading to finish at 17,002.04, its lowest closing level since November 2016.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day Nikkei 225 is trading at 17,002.04 with  a loss of –2.46% percent or –429.01 point.the  nifty closed at 9,400.70 up with -5.44 percent or -541.90  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,063.57 with a loss of –4.03% percent or –969.34 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 23,185.62 up with +9.36% percent or +1,985.00  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,711.02 up with +9.29% percent or +9.29% point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,874.88 up with +9.35% percent or +673.07  point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 17,002.04 with a loss of –2.46% percent or –429.01 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 22,946.96 with a loss of –4.52% percent or –1,085.95  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,789.25 with a loss of –3.40% percent or –98.17  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 32,175.03 with a loss of –5.65% percent or –1,928.45 point at 12:15 PM.

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