BEIJING -- Asian stocks were mixed today as optimism about a possible Chinese recovery mixed with concern about possible U.S. military action against Syria.
Traders were encouraged by signs China, an important market for its Asian neighbors, is recovering from its deepest economic slump since the 2008 global crisis.
Investors also are looking ahead to next week's meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The central bank is widely expected to announce plans to start phasing out its support program for the U.S. economy.
Benchmark crude oil fell below $107 per barrel.
The dollar gained against the euro and the yen.