Asian shares higher

Asian shares higher

Thursday 1437/6/8 – 2016/03/17

Manila, 08 Jumada II,1437 AH, 17 March,2016 , SPA — Asian stocks rose Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and forecast it will raise rates more gradually than it had envisioned last year, AP reported.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 1.3 percent to 17,200.39. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index climbed 1.1 percent to 20,474.40. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 gained 1.2 percent to 5,239.00. Shanghai’s composite index slipped 0.2 percent at 2,862.90, but South Korea’s KOSPI added 1.2 percent to 1,997.32. Southeast Asian markets also were higher.
— SPA
11:28 LOCAL TIME 08:28 GMT