Stocks slip ahead of Fed meeting; pound drops on Brexit move
- Asian stocks fell Wednesday as the Fed met to decide on whether to hike interest rates in view of improvements in the USA economy.
Japan's benchmark index, Nikkei 225 fell 32.12 points or 0.16 percent to settle at 19,577.38. The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.1 percent to 3,239.33. Taiwan's TAIEX lost 3.90 points or 0.04 percent to end at 9,740.31.
Financial stocks languished as USA yields fell after the Fed raised interest rates for the second time in three months, but did not flag any plans to accelerate the pace of monetary tightening.
ANALYST'S VIEWPOINT: "On the one hand, the market ponders a surprise hold, in which massive unwinding of positions could take place with the hike already priced in", said Jingyi Pan, a market strategist at IG in Singapore. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 0.3 percent to 2,365.45.
Investors were also watching a meeting of world finance chiefs in Germany beginning on Friday, where topics such as economic reform, protectionism and exchange rates are expected to be on the agenda.
Most stock markets in Asia started the week on a high - tracking all three main Wall Street indexes - after the Labor Department said the economy created 235,000 new jobs in February, much more than estimated.
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Friday's U.S. jobs report came in well above forecasts, reinforcing expectations for a United States interest rate hike this week, and followed by several more later in the year. The British government, meanwhile, has been cleared by parliament to formally begin the process of exiting the EU.
The dollar edged 0.1 percent lower to a fresh five-week low against a basket of currencies .DXY . The Netherlands has its own election this week, where politicians have also railed against the European Union and immigrants.
CURRENCIES: The dollar climbed to 114.80 yen from 114.76 yen late Tuesday.
Oil prices continued to suffer following last week's losses of about nine percent in both main contracts hit by a surprisingly big jump in United States stockpiles, increased USA shale production and concerns about a OPEC-Russia led deal to cut output.
Brent crude was up 0.1 percent at $51.79 a barrel.
Mata broke the deadlock from close range with what proved to be the victor 20 minutes from time after being set up by Ibrahimovic. Jose Mourinho admits his Man United players were physically spent and were fortunate to not go to extra time with Rostov .
"The people of Goa have defeated the BJP", said Singh who is here in Goa to oversee the party's affairs after counting of votes. Moreover, the party could have protested before the state governor and convince her by presenting the list of supporters.
The 37-year-old who is being treated for life-threatening obesity in the city, repeatedly bobs and sways her head and shoulders. With the help of bariatrics surgery, in one year, patients can lose up to 75 per cent of their body weight.
The Alliance for Food and Farming, which represents organic and non-organic growers, is opposed to the EWG's list. They said that we don't have to stop eating these crops; we just need to eat organic products.
At a price of $63.54 per share, the offer for Mobileye is a more than 34% premium from its March 10 closing price of $47.27. In its annual report for 2015, Mobileye said its products "were included in serial production vehicle models since 2007".
Southwest canceled about 900 flights, while American Airlines , JetBlue Airways and United Airlines each cancelled more than 500. For Tuesday, almost 120 flights had already been scrapped by Sunday afternoon with hundreds more likely to come.
The violence had left Maruti Suzuki Human Resource Department General Manager Ashwin Kumar Dev dead and over 50 persons injured. The quantum of punishment will be decided on March 18 during the next hearing, defence counsel Rajendra Pathak told PTI .
If the seat belt linkage detaches from the anchor pretensioner in a collision, the risk of injury to the occupant is increased. In somewhat good news for Sonata owners, of the vehicles recalled, Hyundai estimates that only 1 percent will have the defect.
EA and BioWare have recently stated that the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda will feature over 1200 unique voiced characters. However, they are unable to wake up thousands of colonists in cryosleep until they find a suitable planetary base to do so.
In the meanwhile, Atlassian CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes tweeted out to Musk questioning the integrity of the 100-day claim. Tesla and its partner Panasonic began mass producing lithium-ion battery cells at the Gigafactory two months ago.
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Somali pirates release oil tanker and crew, officials say
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