Asian shares advance, Hong Kong up 2.8%, after Wall St rally


              A currency trader watches computer monitors near screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won, center, at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. Shares advanced in Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street as investors welcomed a report showing U.S. consumer confidence is holding up despite the Federal Reserve’s campaign to fight inflation by raising interest rates. (Choi Jin-suk/Newsis via AP)
            
              A currency trader talks on the phone near a screen showing the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won, center, at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. Shares advanced in Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street as investors welcomed a report showing U.S. consumer confidence is holding up despite the Federal Reserve’s campaign to fight inflation by raising interest rates. (Choi Jin-suk/Newsis via AP)
Asian shares advance, Hong Kong up 2.8%, after Wall St rally