Asian stocks at three-week high before Fed decision

September 17, 2015 6:08 AM

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Asian stocks at three-week high before Fed decision

HONG KONG Asian stocks rose to a three-week high on Thursday while the dollar drifted lower against other currencies as investors consolidated positions ahead of a nail-biting U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate decision.

Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open 0.5 percent higher; Germany's DAX 0.4-0.5 percent higher; and France's CAC 40 0.3-0.4 percent higher.

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