Asian shares advance, shrugging off Wall Street retreat


              People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of a decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve on an interest rate increase to curb inflation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              A cyclist rides past the Tokyo Stock Exchange building Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of a decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve on an interest rate increase to curb inflation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              A person wearing a protective mask walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of a decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve on an interest rate increase to curb inflation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              People move past the Tokyo Stock Exchange building Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of a decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve on an interest rate increase to curb inflation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              People move past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of a decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve on an interest rate increase to curb inflation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              A person wearing a protective mask walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of a decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve on an interest rate increase to curb inflation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              A security guard stands guard at the entrance of the Tokyo Stock Exchange building Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of a decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve on an interest rate increase to curb inflation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Stocks are opening widely higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Nov. 1, turning around after a loss a day earlier. Several companies were rising after reporting solid earnings or outlooks, including drugmaker Pfizer and Uber, which soared after issuing a strong forecast for bookings.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Stocks are opening widely higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Nov. 1, turning around after a loss a day earlier. Several companies were rising after reporting solid earnings or outlooks, including drugmaker Pfizer and Uber, which soared after issuing a strong forecast for bookings.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Stocks are opening widely higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Nov. 1, turning around after a loss a day earlier. Several companies were rising after reporting solid earnings or outlooks, including drugmaker Pfizer and Uber, which soared after issuing a strong forecast for bookings.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Stocks are opening widely higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Nov. 1, turning around after a loss a day earlier. Several companies were rising after reporting solid earnings or outlooks, including drugmaker Pfizer and Uber, which soared after issuing a strong forecast for bookings.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Stocks are opening widely higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Nov. 1, turning around after a loss a day earlier. Several companies were rising after reporting solid earnings or outlooks, including drugmaker Pfizer and Uber, which soared after issuing a strong forecast for bookings.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Stocks are opening widely higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Nov. 1, turning around after a loss a day earlier. Several companies were rising after reporting solid earnings or outlooks, including drugmaker Pfizer and Uber, which soared after issuing a strong forecast for bookings.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Stocks are opening widely higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Nov. 1, turning around after a loss a day earlier. Several companies were rising after reporting solid earnings or outlooks, including drugmaker Pfizer and Uber, which soared after issuing a strong forecast for bookings.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Stocks are opening widely higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Nov. 1, turning around after a loss a day earlier. Several companies were rising after reporting solid earnings or outlooks, including drugmaker Pfizer and Uber, which soared after issuing a strong forecast for bookings.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, but with one day left in October major indexes are still headed for big gains for the month. Investors this week will be watching for another extra-large interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve, part of the central bank's fight against inflation, and the government's monthly report on the job market. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)
            
              Currency traders work near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Shares have advanced in Asia despite a retreat on Wall Street. Hong Kong jumped more than 3% and most other indexes saw strong gains. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks work near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Shares have advanced in Asia despite a retreat on Wall Street. Hong Kong jumped more than 3% and most other indexes saw strong gains. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader stands near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Shares have advanced in Asia despite a retreat on Wall Street. Hong Kong jumped more than 3% and most other indexes saw strong gains. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              Currency traders watch their computer monitors at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Shares have advanced in Asia despite a retreat on Wall Street. Hong Kong jumped more than 3% and most other indexes saw strong gains. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks by the screen showing the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Shares have advanced in Asia despite a retreat on Wall Street. Hong Kong jumped more than 3% and most other indexes saw strong gains. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Asian shares advance, shrugging off Wall Street retreat