The  Nifty Future is trading at 11,162.80 with a loss of -0.40% percent or -44.80 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,363.00 with a loss of -0.80% percent or -180.00 point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 24,688.50 with a loss of -2.15% percent or -541.50 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Domestic stock markets fell in early trade on Friday as Asian equities paused short of a six-month high amid rising COVID-19 cases around the world. The S&P BSE Sensex index declined as much as 0.88 per cent – or 335.9 points – to 37,804.57, shortly after opening down 190.88 points at 37,949.59. The broader NSE Nifty 50 benchmark slid to as low as 11,123.65, down 91.8 points (0.82 per cent) from its previous close, having started the day down 0.58 per cent at 11,149.95. Losses in financial and automobile stocks weighed on the markets, however gains in energy and pharmaceutical shares limited the fall.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day the  nifty closed at 11,221.40  up with +0.053% percent or +5.95 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 24,705.33  with a loss of –2.21% percent or  -557.67 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 26,652.33 with a loss of -1.31% percent or -353.51 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,235.66 with a loss of –1.23% percent or -40.36 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,461.42 with a loss of -2.29% percent or -244.71 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 24,666.30 with a loss of –2.36% percent or –596.70  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,196.77 with a loss of –3.86% percent or –128.34 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,828.20 with a loss of -0.82% percent or –312.27  point at 12:15 PM.