The  Nifty Future is trading at 25,277.00  with a loss of -1.08% percent or -275.00 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 21,047.50   with a loss of -0.15% percent or -32.50  point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 26,118.50  with a loss of -1.64% percent or -435.50 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Nickel prices on Friday fell by Rs 13.60 to Rs 891.20 per kg in futures trade after participants trimmed their positions amid weak demand at spot market.

On the Multi Commodity Exchange, nickel contracts for March delivery fell by Rs 13.60, or 1.5 per cent, to Rs 891.20 per kg with a business turnover of 3,220 lots.

Similarly, nickel contracts for April delivery dropped by Rs 12.30, or 1.36 per cent, to Rs 892.20 per kg in 45 lots.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day the  nifty closed at 11,293.10 with a loss of –2.92% percent or –340.20  point.Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,142.96  with a loss of –3.67% percent or –805.27  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,129.93  with a loss of –2.42% percent or –648.69 point. 

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,766.64 with a loss of –4.42% percent or –1,190.95  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,978.76 with a loss of –4.42% 8percent or –137.63 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,566.48 with a loss of –4.61% percent or –414.29 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,142.96 with a loss of –3.67% percent or –805.27  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,140.70 with a loss of –2.38% percent or –637.92   point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,880.30 with a loss of –3.71%percent or –111.03  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,601.22 with a loss of –2.88% percent or –1,144.44  point at 12:15 PM.