Asian Shares Mixed in Early Trade; Miners Lift Aussie Stocks

The major Asian stock indexes are trading mixed early in the session on Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s view on the economy at the end of its policy meeting, although upbeat Chinese and U.S. economic data is giving the indexes a tailwind. Global equities markets rallied on Tuesday, first on data that showed China’s industrial output and retail sales picked up, and later on an increase in U.S. factory production....