• Equity futures in Asia were mixed after Nvidia Corp. exceeded earnings estimates, boosting the chip stock in after-hours trading.
  • Australian shares were mostly unchanged at the open. Contracts for Japanese benchmarks rose, while those for Hong Kong fell. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index rallied late Wednesday, spurred on by Nvidia results, after the underlying index closed lower during cash trading.
  • Investors in Asia will be keeping a close eye on chip and AI-related stocks as the earnings were predicted to be a catalyst for market sentiment. Contracts for the S&P 500 also rose, etching out a small Wednesday advance. The gains in late New York trading signal the importance of Nvidia to US benchmarks.