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 0.46 percent to settle at 2,999.28 supported by the gains in Telecoms and Technology sectors.
Hong Kong’s main index Hang Seng fell on today’s session and settled at 26,468.95. The gains in Healthcare sector were not enough to offset losses in the rest of the sectors.
Meanwhile, South Korea main index (Kospi) rose by 0.46 percent on Thursday’s session, helped by an improvement in Technology, and Utilities sectors to end the session at 2,080.35.
Japanese Stock Market:
Japanese stocks rose on Thursday, as the primary index NIKKEI 225 finished the session at 22,044.45. The Utilities, Healthcare, and energy sectors were the sectors that gained the most profits.
In stocks news, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd was the best performer in today’s trading session, as its share rose by 3.89 percent, while Sumco Corp was the worst performer and ended the session 2.97 percent lower.
In the Forex pace, the Japanese Yen fell against the Greenback and traded at 107.927 at 11:00 GMT.
Australian Stock Market:
Australia’s S&P/ASX200 index rose on Thursday and finished the session at 6,717.50, gains from Technology and Telecoms sectors were the most gainers.
In stocks news, Brickworks Ltd was the best performer of the session as the share advanced by 6.37 percent, while New Hope Corporation Ltd was the worst performer after its share dropped by 3.97 percent.
In the Forex market, the Aussie fell against its U.S. counterpart to trade at 0.67875 at 09:00 GMT.
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