Moscow. December 15. Asian stock indices changed mixed on Tuesday in anticipation of the meeting of the Federal reserve system (FRS), reports Bloomberg.
The Japanese index Nikkei 225 has decreased in the course of trade by 1.2%, the Hang Seng index added 0.3%, the Australian S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.4%, China’s Shanghai Composite was hovering around the closing level of the previous session.
The fed on Tuesday begins a two-day policy meeting, which will publish its interest rate decision. According to futures quotations at the level of basic interest rates, the probability of the rise of the American Central Bank at the upcoming meeting of the traders is estimated at 76%.
Prospects of increasing the cost of funds in the U.S. and a deepening recession in commodity markets reduced the market capitalization of the world stock market is already at $2.5 trillion as of 1 December.
“All the attention of investors focused on the fed meeting, says analyst at SMBC Friend Securities in Tokyo Toshihiko Matsuno. – Everybody expect the U.S. Central Bank signals about how he sees the level of rates at the end of 2016. The market is sure to raise rates at the upcoming meeting, but what happens next is still unclear”.
The indicator of the share of Japanese banks is the leader of decrease on Tuesday. The quotations of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Mizuho Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group dropped in the course of trading is not less than 1.4%.
The cost of Toyota Motor stock has declined 0.5%.
Paper hiscompany Asahi Casei and steelmakers Nisshin Steel fell more than 3%.
The price of the shares of Toshiba rose 0.7% on the information of the newspaper Nikkei that the electronics manufacturer is preparing a reduction of thousands of jobs in the division, engaged in the production of consumer products.
Some support for stock markets in mainland China and Hong Kong has growth of stock quotes of companies in the real estate industry, due to the promise of the authorities of the PRC to take measures to reduce stocks of unsold houses, as well as to reform in the housing sector.
Stock quote Poly Real Estate and Gemdale Corp. grew up in the course of trading on a 2% and 2.9%, the cost of securities China Vanke jumped 4.6%.