The  Nifty Future is trading at 8,656.25 up with +3.52% percent or +294.05 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 18,370.00  up with -4.52% percent or -870.00  point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 23,268.00 with a loss of -1.48% percent or -403.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The Indian equity markets climbed off the day’s high but were still trading with gains as Finance Minister Nirmala Sithamran announced various relief measures and package to help the poor and fight the downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan scheme worth Rs 1.7 trillion will have two parts — cash transfer and food security, said the Finance Minister.

Frontline index S&P BSE Sensex was up 1,017 points, or 3.57 per cent, at 29,550 levels, and the Nifty50 index hovered around 8,590 level, up 280 points, or 3.4 per cent.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day the  nifty closed at 8728.95  up with +4.94% percent or +411.10  point.Nikkei 225 is trading at 18,664.60 with a loss of –4.51% percent or –882.03  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,352.34  with a loss of –0.74% percent or -446.00 point. 

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 21,200.55 up with +2.39% percent or +495.64 point. The S&P 500 is trading at2,475.56 up with 1.15% percent or +28.23 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,384.30 with a loss of –0.45% percent or –33.56 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 18,664.60 with a loss of –4.51% percent or –882.03 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,352.34  with a loss of –0.74%percent or –174.85 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,764.91 with a loss of –0.60% percent or –16.68 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 29,366.12 up with +2.91% percent or +830.34 point at 12:15 PM.