Asian markets are trading higher after US stocks rose for a second day

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Asia-Pacific shares traded higher on Wednesday after US stocks rose for a second day.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 5.9% to close at 18,087.97. The Hang Seng Tech index rose 7.54%.

The Nikki 225 In Japan, it rose 0.48% to 27,120.53, while Topics gained 0.32% to 1,912.92.

In South Korea, the Cosby It rose 0.26% to 2,215.22, while Costco gave up early gains and fell 1.64% to 685.34. Inflation eased slightly in South Korea in September. According to official data released on Wednesday.

of Australia S&P/ASX 200 6,815.70, up 1.74%. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 2.55%.

China’s main markets are closed for the Golden Week holiday, and India’s stock market is also closed for the holiday.

Overnight on Wall Street, stocks rose overnight for a second session in the US. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 825.43 points, or 2.8%, to 30,316.32. The S&P 500 advanced nearly 3.1% to 3,790.93 and the Nasdaq Composite rose 3.3% to 11,176.41.

“There’s no denying that incoming US economic data has contributed to equity, bond and currency moves so far this week,” wrote Ray Addrill, head of FX strategy at National Australia Bank.

United States of America The jobs and labor earnings report produced a “big negative surprise.” Cannot be ignored, he wrote. It’s the “first meaningful sign of some cracks” in the labor market, though it’s still tight, he added.

— CNBC’s Tanaya Machill and Alex Haring contributed to this report.

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