The  Nifty Future is trading at 11,994.00  up with +0.23% percent or +27.30 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 23,328.00   with a loss of -0.21% percent or -50.00 point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 26,623.50  with a loss of -1.10% percent or –296.50 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Crude oil futures on Wednesday fell by Rs 12 to Rs 3,572 per barrel after participants reduced positions despite oil gaining overseas.

On the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude oil for February delivery dropped by Rs 12, or 0.33 per cent, to Rs 3,572 per barrel with a business volume of 34,695 lots.

Crude oil for March delivery was quoting lower by Rs 11, or 0.30 per cent, at Rs 3,600 per barrel with an open interest of 1,073 lots.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day the  nifty closed at 12,011.60 up with +0.27% percent or +31.95 point.Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,319.56  up with +1.02% percent or +234.97   point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,754.04 up with +0.29%percent or +78.06  point. 

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 28,399.81 up with +0.51% percent or +143.78  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,248.92 up with 0.73% percent or +23.40 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,273.40 up with +1.34% percent or +122.47 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,084.59 up with +0.49% percent or +112.65   point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,678.82 up with +1.22% percent or +321.84  point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,783.29 up with 1.34% percent or +36.68 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,673.89 up with +2.01% percent or +801.58 point at 12:15 PM.