Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Wednesday morning trade as investors await the Federal Open Market Committee’s quarterly update.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 were fractionally higher in morning trade while the Topix index advanced 0.21%.
Mainland Chinese stocks, on the other hand, saw losses. The Shanghai Composite declined 0.26% while the Shenzhen component shed 0.285%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index hovered above the flatline.
Meanwhile, South Korea’s Kospi’s added 0.1%. Over in Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 advanced 0.69%.
Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index traded 0.38% higher.