Agence France-PresseSeptember 20, 2013 07:33
Asian shares fell Friday after a global rally powered by the US Federal Reserve's decision to maintain its vast stimulus programme, with a surprise interest rate hike dragging down Indian stocks.
Tokyo slipped 0.16 percent, or 23.76 points, to 14,742.42 as the dollar held firm on better-than-expected US economic data. Sydney fell 0.36 percent, or 18.8 points, to 5,276.7.
Mumbai fell 1.85 percent to 20,263.71 points after India's new central bank governor, Raghuram Rajan, surprised markets with a bold decision to hike interest rates on fears of rising inflation.