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Asian shares were mixed as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision.

Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision.

The mainland Chinese markets finished today’s session higher. The Shanghai Composite rose by 0.25 percent to settle at 2985.65 supported by the gains in Consumer Non-Cyclicals and Healthcare sectors.

Hong Kong’s main index Hang Seng fell on today’s session and settled at 26754.12. The gains in Industrials and Utilities sectors were not enough to offset losses in Energy sector.

Meanwhile, South Korea main index (Kospi) rose by 0.41 percent on Wednesday’s session, helped by an improvement in Technology, Healthcare, and Consumer Cyclicals sectors to end the session at 2070.73.

In Energy pace, Oil prices retreated on Wednesday, extending the decline on Saudi Arabia’s declarations that full production would be restored quickly after the attack on its facilities.

 

Japanese Stock Market:

Japanese stocks fell on Wednesday, as the primary index NIKKEI 225 finished the session at 21960.71. The Energy, Financials, and Telecommunications Services sectors were the sectors that suffered the most losses.

In stocks news, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd was the best performer in today’s trading session, as its share rose by 4.14 percent, while JFE Holdings Inc. was the worst performer and ended the session 4.66 percent lower.

In the Forex pace, the Japanese Yen fell against the Greenback and traded at 108.214 at 11:00 GMT.

 

Australian Stock Market:

Australia’s S&P/ASX200 index fell on Wednesday and finished the session at 6681.6, gains from Technology and Industrials sectors were enough to offset losses from Energy and Utilities sectors.

In stocks news, Pro Medicus Ltd was the best performer of the session as the share advanced by 5.52 percent, while WorleyParsons Ltd was the worst performer after its share dropped by 4.16 percent.

In the Forex market, the Aussie fell against its U.S. counterpart to trade at 0.68343 at 09:00 GMT.

 

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