Asian stocks mostly higher

Asian stocks mostly higher

الاربعاء 1438/3/15 هـ الموافق 2016/12/14 م واس

SEOUL, Rabi’I 15, 1438, December 14, 2016, SPA — Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates, AP reported.
The Fed was widely expected to announce later in the day an increase in the key policy rate for the first time in a year.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 finished nearly unchanged at 19,253.61 and South Korea’s Kospi gained less than 0.1 percent to close at 2,036.87. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.4 percent to 22,538.77 but the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.2 percent to 3,147.54. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.7 percent to 5,584.60. Stocks in Southeast Asia were mixed.
— SPA
11:54 LOCAL TIME 08:54 GMT