Asian markets muted, awaiting upcoming Fed meeting


Asian shares mostly fell in muted trading Tuesday as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, -0.08%   lost 0.3% in early trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, -0.09%   edged down 0.1% and South Korea’s Kospi SEU, -0.09%   inched downRead More →

Fed restraint, trade hopes bolster Asian markets


Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered a more restrained Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index NIK, +0.97%   advanced 0.7% and South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +0.55%   was 0.4% higher. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, +0.39%   rose 0.1%. The Shanghai CompositeRead More →