Japanese stocks were nearly flat on Wednesday after scaling highs not seen in more than two years on Tuesday, while investors stayed cautious before the U.S. Federal Reserve™s policy meeting which ends later in the day. The Nikkei edged up 0.1 percent to 20,310.46, after moving little throughout the day. On Tuesday, the index soared 2.0 percent to hit the highest level since August 2015 supported by a weaker yen and hopes for a snap election. The broader Topix was flat at 1,667.92. Traders said investors stayed on the sidelines as they awaited signals from the Fed on when it will hike...

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Tokyo shares were flat Wednesday morning in cautious trade ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy decision after the benchmark Nikkei index hit its highest level in more than two years the previous day. The Nikkei 225 index was down just 0.58 points at 20,298.80 by the break, while the broader Topix index edged up 0.03 percent, or 0.53 points, to 1,668.41. Traders said that investors stayed...

Hong Kong stocks edged up in the first few minutes of trade on Wednesday following a third straight record close on Wall Street while traders await the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting. The Hang Seng Index added 0.17 percent, or 47.88 points, to 28,099.29. But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index eased 0.14 percent, or 4.66 points, to 3,352.18 and the Shenzhen Composite...

Asian stocks were mostly steady on Wednesday after Wall Street again rose to record highs, although movements were limited as a wait-and-see mood prevailed before the Federal Reserve reveals its monetary policy stance later in the day. The Fed announcement is due at 1800 GMT (3 am Thursday Tokyo time). It is widely expected to keep rates steady after a two-day meeting but announce it will begin...

Tokyo shares opened flat on Wednesday as the market took a pause after the benchmark Nikkei index hit its highest level in more than two years the previous day. The bellwether Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.01 percent, or 2.50 points, to 20,301.88 in early trade but the broader Topix index was down 0.12 percent, or 1.97 points, at 1,665.91. Electronics companies and automakers slid, while...

Hong Kong stocks dipped on Tuesday as traders awaited the Federal Reserves policy meeting this week and as recent China economic data kept risk appetite subdued, defying Wall Streets bullish lead. The Hang Seng index fell 0.4 percent, to 28,051.41, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.6 percent, to 11,125.71 points. Most sectors fell, led by energy and resource shares. At a two-day...

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