US STOCKS-Wall St little changed ahead of Fed rate decision

miércoles 21 de septiembre de 2016 13:30 GYT

* Fed statement on monetary policy due 2:00 p.m. ET

* BOJ adopts target for long-term interest rates

* Apple weighs on all three indexes

* Indexes up: Dow 0.04 pct, S&P 0.1 pct, Nasdaq 0.02 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Wall Street was little changed on Wednesday afternoon, minutes before the Federal Reserve announces its decision on interest rate hikes.

The central bank statement's at 2:00 p.m. ET is widely expected to show that its rate-setters chose to leave interest rates unchanged. However, investors will comb their comments for clues on the timing of the next hike.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to speak at a press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Global markets were taken by surprise after the Bank of Japan decided to adopt a "yield curve control" under which it will buy long-term government bonds to keep 10-year bond yields at current levels around zero percent.   Continuación...