The  Nifty Future is trading at 8,396.50 up with +3.55% percent or +287.50 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 18,603.00 up with +5.25% percent or +928.00 point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 23,728.00 up  with +2.90% percent or +669.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Equity benchmark indices continued the southward journey dragged by banks, OMCs and auto stocks, despite gains in Asian peers. The sentiment was weighed as the announcements by PM Modi today failed to generate optimism among investors, who turned risk-averse amid the tightened lockdowns across the country to combat the virus spread.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day the  nifty closed at 8,083.80  with a loss of -2.06%   percent or -170.00  point.Nikkei 225 is trading at 18,576.30 up with +4.24% percent or +756.11  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,694.00 up with +1.97% percent or +457.89 point. 

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 21,052.53 with a loss of –1.69% percent or –360.91 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,488.65 with a loss of –1.51% percent or ?38.25 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,373.08 with a loss of –1.53% percent or –114.23  point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 18,576.30 up with +4.24% percent or +756.11 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,740.39 with +2.17% percent or +504.28  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,763.99 with a loss of –0.60% percent or –16.65  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 27,590.95 with a loss of  –2.39% percent or –674.36 point at 12:15 PM.