The Canadian PressDecember 13, 2013 04:47
BEIJING, China - World stock markets were tentative Friday as investors prepared for the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision next week on whether to reduce its monetary stimulus.
Asia's heavyweight market benchmark, Tokyo's Nikkei 225, rose 0.4 per cent to 15,403.11 and Hong Kong, Taiwan and Sydney also rose. Shanghai and Seoul declined.
In Europe, London's FTSE 100 shed 0.1 per cent to 6,440.29 and France's CAC 40 was down 0.1 per cent at 4,066.75. Germany's DAX added 0.1 per cent to 9,022.77.