The  Nifty Future is trading at 9,141.00 with a loss of -0.03%percent or -2.90 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 20,088.00 up with +1.56% percent or +308.00 point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 23,674.50  with a loss of -0.04% percent or -10.50 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Office leasing activity across India’s three tier-one cities witnessed a drop due to the impact of Covid-19, according to the latest Knight Frank Asia Pacific market bulletin released on Friday.

The lockdown has led to postponement of decisions from corporates across the spectrum due to a complete standstill of activities.

The supply of new office too will be limited and delayed further, hampering leasing activities. However, given that current vacancy in the market is between five to seven per cent, rents are expected to remain stable.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day the  nifty closed at 9,122.65 with a loss of –0.22% percent or –20.10  point.Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,037.47 up with +0.62% percent or +122.69 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,797.47 with a loss of –0.14% percent or –32.27  point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 23,625.34 up with +1.62% percent or +377.37  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,852.50 up with +1.15% percent or +32.50 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,943.72 up with +0.91% percent or +80.56  point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,037.47 up with +0.62% percent or +122.69 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,809.69 with a loss of –0.084% percent or –20.05  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,868.46  with a loss of –0.066% percent or –1.88 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 30,955.62 with a loss of –0.54% percent or –167.27  point at 12:15 PM.