The  Sgx Nifty Future is trading at 8,225.50  with a loss of -4.79% percent or -414.00 point. The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 18,585.00 up with +0.09% percent or +17.00  point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 23,005.50 with a loss of -2.08% percent or -488.50 point.


BSE Brokers’ Forum on Monday lauded the efforts of market participants as they brave the risk of their health and the inconvenience of travel, amid the nationwide lockdown, to ensure smooth functioning of the country’s capital markets.
The Indian capital markets have been declared a service essential to the economy and exempted from the nationwide lockdown prescribed by the government to control the COVID19 pandemic.
The markets continue to remain open and function as usual.
The capital market community, including the regulator, the market infrastructure institutions such as stock exchanges, depositories, clearing corporations and various intermediaries like stock-brokers, depository participants and mutual funds among others have risen to the occasion, the brokers’ body said in a statement.


 For the day the  nifty closed at 8,314.30 with a loss of -3.99%  percent or –345.95  point.Nikkei 225 is trading at 19,084.97 with a loss of – 1.57% percent or –304.46  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,175.11 with a loss of –1.32% percent or –309.17 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 21,636.78 with a loss of –4.06% percent or –915.39 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,541.47 with  a loss of –3.37% percent or ?88.60 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,502.38 with a loss of –3.79% percent or –295.16 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 19,084.97 with a loss of –1.57% percent or –304.46 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,173.01  with a loss of –1.33%percent or  ?311.27 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,747.21 with a loss of –0.90% percent or ?24.99 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 28,809.39  with  a loss of –3.37% percent or –1,006.20 point at 12:15 PM.