The SGX Nifty Future is trading at 10,701.50 up with +0.83% percent or +88.00 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 21,418.00 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -7.00 point . The Hang Seng Future is trading at 28,450.00 up with +1.05% percent or +295.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Indian equity benchmarks Sensex and Niftyjumped higher in opening deals on Wednesday, mirroring the upbeat sentiment of other major Asian peers.
Asian stocks advanced to 4.5 month highs on Wednesday as investors bet that Chinese and US trade negotiators would be able to secure a deal to de-escalate their year-long tariff war, Reuters reported.
Now, investors await minutes from the US Fed for clues on its balance sheet reduction policy and the course of future interest rates.
Around 9:30 am, the BSE Sensex was 255 points, or 0.72 per cent, up at 35,607, while Nifty was 72 points, or 0.68 per cent, up at 10,676.
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,891.32 up with +0.031% percent or +8.07 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,779.76 up with +0.15% percent or +4.16 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,486.77 up with +0.19% percent or +14.36 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,431.49 up with +0.60% percent or +128.84 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,502.42 up with +0.97% percent or +274.29 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,761.22 up with +0.20% percent or +5.57 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,582.86 up with +0.65% percent or +230.25 point at 12:15 PM.