The  Nifty Future is trading at 9,227.75 with a loss of -0.57% percent or -52.95 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 19,775.00 up with +2.08% percent or +402.00 point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 23,908.00 up with -0.60%percent or -145.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Domestic equity indices struggled to carry on the previous session’s momentum into Thursday’s trade and fell amid a rapid increase in new cases of coronavirus in the last three days. Meanwhile, poor macro data also hit sentiments.

India’s Covid cases crossed 52,000 while the IHS Markit Services Purchasing Managers’ Index plunged to 5.4 in April from 49.3 in March, an unprecedented contraction since the survey first began over 14 years ago.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day the  nifty closed at 9,219.15 with a loss of -0.56% percent or -51.75 point.Nikkei 225 is trading at 19,674.77 up with 0.28% percent or +55.42   point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,012.95 with a loss of –0.52% percent or – 124.53  point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 23,664.64 with a loss of -0.91% percent or -218.45 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,848.42 with a loss of –0.70%percent or -20.02 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,854.39 up with 0.51% percent or +45.27 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 19,674.77 with 0.28% percent or +55.42  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,970.39 with a loss of –0.69% percent or –167.09 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,871.52 with a loss of –0.23% percent or –6.62point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 31,508.18 with a loss of –0.56% percent or –177.57  point at 12:15 PM.