Asia Markets: Asian markets mixed as investors process Fed’s outlook

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Friday, as investors pondered the effects of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s more dovish stance.

Japan’s Nikkei NIK, -0.19% fell 0.2% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, -0.49% slipped 0.4%. The Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, -0.77% dropped 0.5% while South Korea’s Kospi SEU, -0.01% decline 0.2%. Benchmark indexes in Taiwan Y9999, -0.01% , Singapore STI, -0.05% and Indonesia JAKIDX, +0.29% were up slight. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.57% was the region’s biggest gainer, up 0.6%.

Among individual stocks, Fast Retailing 9983, -1.25% and Sony 6758, -5.25% fell in Tokyo trading, while SoftBank Group 9984, +2.73% advanced.

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