BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets ran into resistance Monday, ahead of a meeting by Federal Reserve policy makers who are expected to announce new plans to stimulate a sluggish U.S. economy in response to a disappointing jobs report.
South Korea's Kospi was nearly unchanged and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.1 percent. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was flat. Benchmarks in Taiwan, India and mainland China rose. Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines fell.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell less than 0.1 percent after the government said the economy grew at a slower pace than earlier estimated for the April-June quarter. Growth stood at an annual 0.7 percent, slower than the 1.4 percent given in August.
First Coast News