Asian stock market booms despite challenges from spread of coronavirus

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after U.S. stocks tumbled overnight as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.7% to 24,031.35 and the Kospi in South Korea surged 1.2% to 2,267.25. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng jumped 1.3% to 28,355.10. The S&P ASX/200 in Sydney … Continue reading Asian stock market booms despite challenges from spread of coronavirus