Asian stocks mixed following Fed decision to hold rates  

 

Sep 18, 2015 (LBO) – Asian markets traded mixed after the US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was down 1.5 percent to 18,164.41 in morning trade.

Chinese shares, Shanghai Composite index was up 0.8 percent to 3,111.13, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up 0.4 percent to 21,933.95 in early trade.

South Korea’s benchmark Kospi index traded flat at 1,977.79.

In Australia, shares headed higher despite central bank governor Glenn Stevens saying the economy is going through a major adjustment during a parliamentary testimony.

The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 0.4 percent to 5,164.40.