Hong Kong shares had their first loss in four days, with cyclical counters hurt by dashed hopes for monetary easing in China.
Tokyo stocks closed 1.83 percent higher, ahead of the Federal Reserve ending its policy meeting.
South Africa will probably lower its forecast for corn production this season by 0.9 percent from last month’s prediction.
SA may cut maize estimate
Rand firms after deficit narrows
Rand declines for third day
JSE stocks up, Telkom gains
Maize falls to a 1-week low
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Rand firms after deficit narrows
The rand gained more than 0.5 percent against the dollar after a surprise decrease in the size of the current account deficit.
Dollar holds its ground
Investors show interest in bonds
Russia embraces weaker rouble
US dollar firm ahead of Fed outcome
Oil prices mixed in Asian trade
Gold prices retreat
Copper drops for second day
Oil buoyed by concern over Syria
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The dollar held steady in Asia on Wednesday, with investors sticking to the sidelines as they await the conclusion of the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting.
United States stocks advanced for a second straight day on Tuesday.
Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade on Wednesday as investors waited for news from the US Federal Reserve.
Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday, thanks to a positive lead from Wall Street plus a softer yen.
South African government bonds that protect against inflation are regaining investor favour, after demand came up short at a sale last month, as the rand – close to a four-year low – threatens to speed up consu...
The dollar rose and US and European equity markets pushed higher.
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