TOKYO (AP) — Asian benchmarks mostly rose on Thursday as investor optimism benefited from a rally on Wall Street that is on track to snap a three-week losing streak.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped nearly 2.0% in morning trade to 27,964.16. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.8% to 6,783.80. The South Korean Kospi edged up 0.4% to 2,385.55. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.3% to 18,986.70, while the Shanghai Composite rose nearly 0.1% to 3,248.76.
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