10/31/2013

Most Asian-Pacific markets fell Thursday after a Federal Reserve statement on monetary policy turned out to be less dovish than traders anticipated. Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 1.2%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gave up 0.4%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slid 0.1%. China's Shanghai Composite declined 0.9%. South Korea's Kospi dropped 1.4%. India's Sensex was flat.

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