Stocks in the Asia Pacific region fell ahead of the Fed meeting, which has been the focus of investors this week.
Asian shares fell in Monday trading.
The focus of investors in the region is the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, which will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. Investors will closely monitor the Fed’s interest rate decision and subsequent statements by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 and Topix Indices fell. Losses in South Korea exceeded 1.5 percent. In Hong Kong, the index declined shortly after the market opening.
The Australian Stock Exchange was also in negative territory.