| April 6th | 2020 11:48PM
Asian shares rise, echoing Wall St optimism on virus battle
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, echoing the rally on Wall Street, amid a few glimmers of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.3% to 18,808.53 while South Korea's Kospi gained 1.2% to 1,812.87. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7% to 23,907.52, while the Shanghai Composite jumped 1.7% to 2,814.09.