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Asian Shares Rise After Wall Street Gains

Shares in Asia advanced on Wednesday, following Wall Street's gains after a reduction in pressure from the bond market, as reported by Elaine Kurtenbach for the Associated Press (AP).


Investors have found optimism in signs that inflationary pressures in many economies may be subsiding.



Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index climbed by 0.9% to reach 32,019.42. In South Korea, the Kospi surged by 2.5%, reaching 2,462.10, following improved quarterly earnings reported by Samsung Electronics.


Samsung's shares saw a strong increase of 4.4%, while SK Hynix's shares were up by 3.3%.



Analysts suggest that the worst of the post-pandemic decline in demand for computer chips and electronic devices may be over. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 advanced by 0.6% to reach 7,085.70. In India, the Sensex added 0.7%, and in Bangkok, the SET rose by 0.8%.


Investors have found optimism in signs that inflationary pressures in many economies may be subsiding.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

This could potentially allow the Federal Reserve and other central banks to halt or reverse their aggressive interest rate hikes aimed at controlling rising prices. On Tuesday, the S&P 500 gained 0.5%, reaching 4,358.24.


The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 0.4% to reach 33,739.30, and the Nasdaq composite climbed by 0.6% to reach 13,562.84. PepsiCo saw a 1.9% increase after reporting stronger profits and revenue for its latest quarter than analysts had expected, as reported by Stan Choe for AP.




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