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Overnight Markets: Financial sector leads Wall Street higher

by Himanshu Singh on Jun 18, 2014 at 04:41

In Asia, most stocks advanced on Wednesday, led by health-care shares, ahead of the Fed monetary policy decision today.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index advanced 0.1% to 144 as of 9:52 a.m. in Hong Kong. Japan’s Topix index gained 0.4%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index and the Shanghai Composite both slid 0.1%.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index was little changed and South Korea’s Kospi index declined 0.3%. New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index retreated 0.2%. Taiwan’s Taiex Index and Singapore’s Straits Times Index both added 0.1%.

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