The Sydney Opera House Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Asia-Pacific markets fell throughout the board as traders aim to minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia for its policy conference onSept 5.
The minutes will information how the RBA concerned hold its benchmark policy rate at 4.1%, the 3rd straight month that it has actually done so.
In Australia, the S&P/ ASX 200 moved 0.23% in early trade, while both South Korea’s Kospi and Kosdaq were down 0.22% and 0.53% respectively.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 plunged 0.94% upon its return from a public vacation, while the Topix saw a smaller sized loss of 0.26%.
In contrast, futures for Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index stood at 17,965, indicating a favorable open compared to the HSI’s last close of 17,93055
Overnight in the U.S., all 3 significant indexes were bit altered as traders waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve’s rate choice due Thursday early morning in Asia.
Traders are designating a 99% possibility that the reserve bank sits tight when it launches its rate choice, according to the CME Group’s FedWatch tool.
The S&P 500 inched up 0.07%, while the Nasdaq Composite eked out a 0.01% gain. The 30- stock Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 0.02%.
— CNBC’s Hakyung Kim and Alex Harring added to this report.