TOKYO -- Asian markets fell early today as investors awaited a decision from the U.S. on a possible attack on Syria as well as on stimulus measures.
The prospects of a U.S. attack on Syria and a decision from the Federal Reserve to scale back on stimulus measures have been adding to investor worries recently.
If the Fed decides to reduce bond-buying, that would likely send interest rates higher. Officials have strongly hinted that the U.S. central bank plans to wind down its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases as the economy improves.
Benchmark crude oil fell slightly but remained above $108 per barrel. The dollar gained against the yen and the euro.