Asian shares are mostly lower but European stocks are broadly higher and seem to have recovered...

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian shares are mostly lower but European stocks are broadly higher and seem to have recovered from the shock of Mario Monti's resignation announcement as Italian PM. The start of the FOMC's two-day meeting is one focus point for investors today. Japan -0.1%, Hong Kong +0.2%, China -0.4%, India -0.4%. Euro Stoxx 50 +0.3%, London -0.1%, Paris +0.3%, Frankfurt +0.1%, Milan +0.6%, Madrid +0.7%.