The  Nifty Future is trading at 13,780.50 up with +0.59% percent or +81.05 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 26,797.50 up with +0.48% percent or +127.50 point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 26,685.00 up with +0.57% percent or +152.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The domestic equity markets rose over half a per cent and hit fresh record highs on Thursday, ahead of the weekly options expiry.

Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex gained 200 points to quote at 46,930 levels. The broader Nifty50 index, meanwhile, was above the 13,700-mark after hitting new high of 13,724.75. IndusInd Bank, Reliance Industries, Sun Pharma, and Ultratech Cement (all up 1%) were the other top gainers.

The trend was mixed among the Nifty sectoral indices, with Nifty Pharma index, up 1 per cent, leading the list of gainers.

In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index was flat while the SmallCap index gained 0.4 per cent.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the  nifty closed at 13,754.85 up with + percent or  +72.15 point.Nikkei 225 is trading at 26,806.67  up with +percent or  +49.27 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,637.06 up with percent or +176.77 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 30,154.54 with a loss of –percent or ?44.77 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,701.17 up with + percent or +6.55 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 12,658.19 up with percent or   +63.13 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 26,806.67 up with +percent or  +49.27 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,565.80 up with +percent or +105.51 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,404.87 up with + percent or +37.89 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 46,851.00 up with +percent or  +184.54 point at 12:15 PM.

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