The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 18,863.00 with a loss of -1.50%percent or -287.00 point.The Nifty Future is trading at 8,848.25 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -27.60 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 23,909.50 with a loss of -2.10% percent or -513.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japanese shares closed firmer for a third session on Wednesday as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ended market uncertainty by declaring a long-awaited emergency, which led investors to buy in shorted stocks of railway and department store operators.
The Nikkei share average .N225 closed 2.13% firmer at 19,353.24, edging near its March 25 high of 19,564, while the broader Topix .TOPX gained 1.59% to 1,425.47.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 22,653.86 with a loss of –0.12% percent or –26.13 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,659.41 with a loss of –0.16% percent or –4.27 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,887.26 with a loss of –0.33% percent or –25.98 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 19,359.86 up with +2.16% percent or +409.68 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,923.61 with a loss of –1.36% percent or –329.68 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,811.17 with a loss of –0.34% percent or –9.59 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 30,050.48 with a loss of –0.056% percent or –16.73 point at 12:15 PM.