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

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Shares in the Asia-Pacific region traded higher on Wednesday after US stocks rose for a second day.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index is up about 6% in the last hour of trading after returning after Tuesday’s holiday. Hang Seng Tech is up 7.4%.

The Nikkei 225 In Japan, it rose 0.48% to close at 27120.53, while Topix rose 0.32% to 1,912.92.

in south korea, Cosby Kosdaq rose 0.26% to 2215.22, and Kosdaq gave up early gains to close 1.64% lower at 685.34. Inflation in South Korea slowed slightly in September, According to official data released Wednesday.

Australia S & P / ASX 200 It rose 1.74% to 6,815.70. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan is up 2.64%.

Mainland China markets are still closed for the Golden Week holiday, and the stock market in India is also closed for a holiday.

On Wall Street overnight, stocks rose overnight in the US for a second session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 825.43 points, or 2.8%, to 30,316.32 points. The S&P 500 advanced 3.1% to close at 3,790.93, and the Nasdaq Composite rose 3.3% to close at 11,176.41.

“It is undeniable that incoming US economic data has played a role in the movements of stocks, bonds and currencies so far this week,” wrote Ray Atrell, head of FX strategy at National Australia Bank.

United State Job Opportunities and Employment Turnover report sparked a ‘big negative surprise’ Books can not be ignored. He added that it is “the first meaningful sign of some crack” in the labor market, although it is still very narrow.

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