Asian stocks climbed Wednesday ahead of news from the U.S. Federal Reserve regarding its bond-purchasing policy. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index gained 0.4%. China's Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.3% and Singapore's Straits Times Index was up 0.4%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.3% and Taiwan's Taiex Index slipped 0.5%.
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