The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,585.50 up with +0.07% percent or +7.40 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,190.00  up with +0.14% percent or +30.00 point . The Hang Seng Future is trading at 30,425.00 up with  +0.22% percent or +67.00 point .

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Negativity on Wall Street flowed through to Asian markets on Friday, with regional stock indexes ending the day moderately lower amid declines in the technology sector.

The Nikkei 225 slipped 0.13 percent, or 28.94 points, to end at 22,162.24 as semiconductor companies declined while financials and utilities mostly rose.

South Korea’s benchmark Kospi index edged down by 0.39 percent to 2,476.33 and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 finished the day lower by 0.21 percent at 5,868.80.

 Greater China markets also recorded declines, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index shedding 0.67 percent by 3:00 p.m. HK/SIN.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
   
For the day the nifty closed at 10,564.05  with a loss of  -0.012% percent or  -1.25 point. nikkei 225 closed at 22,162.24  with a loss of -0.13% percent or ?28.94 point. Hang Seng closed at 30,418.33 with a loss of -0.94% percent or ?290.11 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 24,664.89  with a loss of  -0.34% percent or  ?83.18 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,693.13  with a loss of -0.57% percent or -15.51 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,238.06 with a loss of -0.78% percent or -57.18 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,573.82   with a loss of -0.62% percent or -9.74 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 967.81  with a loss of -0.75% percent or  –7.29 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,913.62  with a loss of -0.48% percent or -9.18 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,181.89  with a loss of -0.45% percent or  -5.37 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,597.25   with a loss of -0.57% percent or -9.21 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,493.45 with  a loss of -0.57% percent or -8.56 point;