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China, Hong Kong stocks firm as Beijing elects key economic team

China and Hong Kong stocks rose on Monday morning after Beijing elected a key economic team, and as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve rate decision later this week. ** At 04:02 GMT, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.17 percent at 3,275.37, while the blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.29 percent at 4,068.24. ** Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 0.08 percent at 12,683.5, while the Hang Seng Index was up 0.19 percent at 31,562.14. ** Liu He, a key ec

SE Asia Stocks-Most muted in run up to Fed rate decision

Most Southeast Asian stock markets were subdued on Monday, in line with broader Asia, as investors waited for clues on the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy tightening pace. The Fed is likely to raise rates at its two-day meeting, which ends on March 21. The market focus is on Fed Chair Jerome

Autos drive S.Korea stocks lower; won down

Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index started the week with losses as major auto shares declined after the U.S. regulator said it had opened a probe into airbag failure in vehicles from Hyundai Motor and Kia Motor . ** The Korean won edged down while bond yields