The index of Hong Kong fell 0.38%, the Australian index is 1.35%, Korean – 0.39%, Japanese – also on 0,39%, on the background of the fact that the fed did not rule out a possible interest rate hike in December.
MOSCOW, 29 Oct. Stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) exhibit predominantly negative dynamics on Thursday after the U.S. Federal reserve did not rule out a possible base rate increase in December, according to data exchanges.
As at 07.38 GMT the index of Shanghai stock exchange Shanghai Compsite rose by 0.12% to 3379,38 item. Index of Shenzhen stock exchange Shenzhen Composite index grew 0.08% to 2000,05 item. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell by 0.38% to 22869,14 item.
The Australian S&P/ASX 200 decreased on 1,35%, reaching 5263,3 item. The Korean KOSPI fell 0.39%, reaching 2034,27 item. The Japanese Nikkei 225 declined 0.39% to 18830,29 item.
The open market Committee of the U.S. Federal reserve on Wednesday, as expected, kept the rate at a record low of 0-0. 25%. While the regulator did not rule out a possible rate hike at the next meeting in December of the current year, that will depend on employment and inflation.
“The sooner they will take this step, the faster the market will get clarity and confidence. The timing of a rate hike carries with uncertainty”, — quotes Reuters words of the head of TD Ameritrade Asia Brankin Chris (Chris Brankin).
Participants also drew attention to corporate news. In particular, Korean electronics manufacturers Samsung Electronics said that net profit in the third quarter of 2015 increased by 29% compared to the same period in 2014 and was 5.46 trillion won (4.9 billion dollars).