Asian stocks rise after Wall Street rebound

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street rebound

Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. The recovery brought a measure of relief to many investors, although experts warned that more volatility could be ahead.

The Shanghai Composite Index, whose sharp drop Monday triggered a global sell-off, rose 2.2 percent to 2,992.99 points, rebounding from several days’ declines. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 was up 2 percent at 18,753 and Seoul’s Kospi gained 1.1 percent to 1,915.70.

The gains came after Wall Street rocketed up overnight. The Dow Jones industrial average soaring more than 600 points, or 4 percent. That was its third-biggest point gain of all time and its largest since Oct. 28, 2008. Read more


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