• October 18, 2021

Asian markets end higher today

Asian markets ended higher today as investors awaited an from the Federal Reserve on possible plans to reduce US stimulus. So Japan’s Nikkei-225 index added 0.6 percent; China’s Shanghai Composite index climbed 1.1 percent; South Korea’s Kospi and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.5 percent, each and Singapore’s Straits Times index rose 0.4 percent.

In Europe, London’s FTSE-100 had declined 0.3 percent and France’s CAC-40 had dropped 0.4 percent; while Germany’s DAX had shed 0.2 percent, in intra-day trade.

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