The  Nifty Future is trading at 11,297.00 with a loss of -1.08% percent or -123.80 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,918.00 with a loss of -0.92% percent or -212.00 point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 24,818.00 with a loss of -24,818.00 percent or -317.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Domestic stocks looked set for a gap-down start on Thursday, as the minutes of the July 28-29 Fed policy meeting suggested a tough road ahead for the US economy. Stocks fell on Wall Street overnight and in Asian markets this morning.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day the  nifty closed at 11,315.15 with a loss of –0.82% percent or -93.25 point.Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,880.62 with a loss of –1.00% percent or -229.99   point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,832.97 with a loss of –1.37% percent or -345.94  point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 27,778.07 with a loss of -0.24% percent or -66.84 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,389.78 up with +0.23% percent or +7.79 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,210.84 up with +0.73% percent or +81.12 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 23,110.61 up with +0.26% percent or +59.53 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,152.51 with a loss of –0.85% percent or –214.87 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,408.13 with a loss of –1.24% percent or ?42.96 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,731.49 up with +0.53% percent or +203.17  point at 12:15 PM.