Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed meeting

KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 percent to 3,098.10 while Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.2 percent to 16,584.75. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.5 percent to 22,818.30 and Seoul’s Kospi added 0.9 percent to 2,017.94. Sydney’s SP-ASX 200 advanced 0.4 percent to 5,497.40 and benchmarks in New Zealand and Indonesia rose. Singapore and Thailand declined. On Friday, the Dow Jones industrial average shed 45.13 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,552.57. The SP 500 fell 3.15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,183.87. The Nasdaq composite lost 1.77 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 5,238.38. The Nasdaq rose for the eighth week in a row, although the gain was just 0.1 percent.