| February 19th | 2020 2:31AM
Asian shares mostly rise while virus fears continue
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China.
The Nikkei 225 rose 1.0% in afternoon trading to 23,415.30. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% to 7,144.60. South Korea's Kospi declined 0.2% to 2,204.66. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.4% to 27,635.93, while the Shanghai Composite edged up 0.1% to 2,986.34.