The  Nifty Future is trading at 11,215.80 up with +0.95% percent or +105.20 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,878.00  up with +0.56% percent or +128.00 point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 25,240.00 up with +0.53% percent or +134.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty opened with marginal gains on Thursday led by buying in index majors Reliance Industries, HDFC and ITC amid positive cues from global markets.

The 30-share BSE Sensex was trading 59.02 points, or 0.16 per cent, higher at 37,930.54.

Asian Paints was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 2 per cent, followed by L&T, Sun Pharma, ITC, Titan, HDFC, SBI and ONGC.

On the other hand, Axis Bank, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, HDFC Bank, M&M and PowerGrid were among the laggards.

In the previous session, the BSE barometer finished 58.81 points, or 0.16 per cent, lower at 37,871.52, and the Nifty slipped 29.65 points, or 0.27 per cent, to close at 11,132.60.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day the  nifty closed at 11,216.85  up with +0.76% percent or +84.25 point.Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,751.61 with a loss of –0.58% percent or -132.61  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,263.00  up with +0.82% percent or  +205.06 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 27,005.84  up with +0.62% percent or +165.44 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,276.02 up up with +0.57% percent or +18.72 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,706.13 up with +0.24% percent or +25.76 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 22,751.61 with a loss of –0.58% percent or –132.61 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,188.67 up with +0.52% percent or +130.73  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,325.11 with a loss of –0.24% percent or –0.24% point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,079.69  up with +0.55% percent or +208.17   point at 12:15 PM.