TOKYO | Stock markets rise ahead of Fed rate decision
TOKYO — Global stocks rose Wednesday as investors awaited an expected interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve and looked for hints of further hikes this year.
KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was up 0.3 percent at 5,468 and Germany’s DAX rose 0.2 percent to 12,868. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.5 percent to 7,741. U.S. shares were set to edge higher, with Dow futures up 0.1 percent and S&P 500 futures 0.2 percent higher.