Asian stocks follow Wall St up on hopes of rate hikes easing


              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Aug. 10, 2022. Stocks slipped in morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 and big technology stocks were the heavy weights on major indexes following several weak earnings reports and financial forecasts. The S&P 500 fell 0.4, despite more stocks gaining ground than falling in the benchmark index. The tech-heavy Nasdaq slipped 1.5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained ground. Alphabet and Microsoft each slumped after reporting disappointing results. (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, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader watches computer monitors at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks by 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, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks by 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, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Aug. 10, 2022. Stocks slipped in morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 and big technology stocks were the heavy weights on major indexes following several weak earnings reports and financial forecasts. The S&P 500 fell 0.4, despite more stocks gaining ground than falling in the benchmark index. The tech-heavy Nasdaq slipped 1.5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained ground. Alphabet and Microsoft each slumped after reporting disappointing results. (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, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader watches computer monitors at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks by 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, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks by 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, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Aug. 10, 2022. Stocks slipped in morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 and big technology stocks were the heavy weights on major indexes following several weak earnings reports and financial forecasts. The S&P 500 fell 0.4, despite more stocks gaining ground than falling in the benchmark index. The tech-heavy Nasdaq slipped 1.5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained ground. Alphabet and Microsoft each slumped after reporting disappointing results. (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, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader watches computer monitors at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks by 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, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks by 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, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Aug. 10, 2022. Stocks slipped in morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 and big technology stocks were the heavy weights on major indexes following several weak earnings reports and financial forecasts. The S&P 500 fell 0.4, despite more stocks gaining ground than falling in the benchmark index. The tech-heavy Nasdaq slipped 1.5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained ground. Alphabet and Microsoft each slumped after reporting disappointing results. (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, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader watches computer monitors at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks by 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, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks by 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, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday ahead of an update on the U.S. economy and a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to raise its key interest rate to a 13-year high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Aug. 10, 2022. Stocks slipped in morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 and big technology stocks were the heavy weights on major indexes following several weak earnings reports and financial forecasts. The S&P 500 fell 0.4, despite more stocks gaining ground than falling in the benchmark index. The tech-heavy Nasdaq slipped 1.5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained ground. Alphabet and Microsoft each slumped after reporting disappointing results. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Aug. 10, 2022. Stocks slipped in morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 and big technology stocks were the heavy weights on major indexes following several weak earnings reports and financial forecasts. The S&P 500 fell 0.4, despite more stocks gaining ground than falling in the benchmark index. The tech-heavy Nasdaq slipped 1.5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained ground. Alphabet and Microsoft each slumped after reporting disappointing results. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)
            
              A street light brightens a Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in New York. Stocks are off to a mostly higher start on Wall Street, Tuesday, Oct. 25,  as traders take in a big round of earnings reports from big U.S. companies.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
            
              Currency traders work near screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and South Korean won at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday as hopes rose that the Federal Reserve might ease off plans for interest rate hikes and Britain installed its third prime minister this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks near screens at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday as hopes rose that the Federal Reserve might ease off plans for interest rate hikes and Britain installed its third prime minister this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader works near screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and South Korean won at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday as hopes rose that the Federal Reserve might ease off plans for interest rate hikes and Britain installed its third prime minister this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks near a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday as hopes rose that the Federal Reserve might ease off plans for interest rate hikes and Britain installed its third prime minister this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Asian stocks follow Wall St up on hopes of rate hikes easing