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Asia Markets: Asian markets mostly higher as investors await Fed meeting

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, +0.07% gained 0.1% in morning trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, -0.17% lost 0.s%, while South Korea’s Kospi 180721, -0.24% edged up nearly 0.2%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, +0.69% gained 0.9% as tensions appeared to ease despite another massive protest Sunday, while the Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, -0.05% was up 0.2%. Taiwan’s Taiex Y9999, +0.15% edged up, while benchmark indexes in Singapore STI, -0.22% and Indonesia JAKIDX, -0.21% fell slightly.

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