The  Nifty Future is trading at 10,797.50 up with +0.78% percent or +83.65 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,613.00 with a loss of -0.65% percent or -147.00 point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 25,114.00 up with +0.78% percent or +194.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Data showing higher-than-expected unemployment in the US failed to affect Asian markets, which kicked off Friday’s session on a positive note. Nifty futures trading in Singapore suggested a gap-up start for domestic stocks. Technical charts also are offering hope.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day the  nifty closed at 10,806.40 up with +0.62% percent or +66.45 point.Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,696.42 with a loss of –0.32% percent or -173.94  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,111.50 up with +0.77% percent or  +191.50 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 26,734.71.10  with a loss of -0.50% percent or -135.39 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,215.57 with a loss of –0.34% percent or -10.99 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,473.83  with a loss of -0.73% percent or -76.66 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 22,696.42 with a loss of –0.32% percent or –73.94 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,126.91 up with +0.63% percent or +156.22  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,214.13 up with +0.13% percent or +4.03 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,731.63 up with +0.71% percent or  +259.95  point at 12:15 PM.