The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), operated by Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX), in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, November 30, 2020.
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Stocks in the Asia-Pacific region traded lower on Wednesday, following Wall Street’s negative advance ahead of the Federal Reserve’s planned rate hike.
The Nikkei 225 in Japan fell 1.24%, while the Topix index fell 1.18%. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 slipped 1.49%.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell 1.51% and the Hang Seng Tech Index fell 2.48%. In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite lost 0.56% and the Shenzhen Component fell 1.166%.
The South Korean Kospi fell 0.9%. MCSI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan lost 1.13%.
“A sourer tone has set in over the past 24 hours, with stocks falling and safe-haven currencies, including the dollar, stronger,” National Australia Bank economist Taylor Nugent wrote in a note. of Wednesday.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 313.45 points, or 1.01%, to 30,706.23. The S&P 500 slipped 1.13% to 3,855.93 and the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.95% to 11,425.05. The dollar index strengthened above the 110 level.
– CNBC’s Samantha Subin and Jesse Pound contributed to this report.