Shares gain in Asia after China relaxes more COVID rules


              People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York. Stocks are opening lower across the board on Wall Street, Tuesday, July 5, and crude oil prices are dropping again. Treasury yields also fell as traders continued to worry about the state of the economy (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              A currency trader talks on the phone 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, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after a post-holiday retreat on Wall Street, as markets count down to the end of a painful year for investors.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader talks on the phone near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), center, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after a post-holiday retreat on Wall Street, as markets count down to the end of a painful year for investors.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after a post-holiday retreat on Wall Street, as markets count down to the end of a painful year for investors.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A currency trader watches computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after a post-holiday retreat on Wall Street, as markets count down to the end of a painful year for investors.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              FILE - A trader looks over his cell phone outside the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in the financial district of Manhattan in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
            
              People walk past a monitor showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022.  Shares advanced Tuesday in Asia after China announced it would relax more of its pandemic restrictions despite widespread outbreaks of COVID-19 that are straining its medical systems.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
            
              A man looks at Japan's Nikkei 225 index and stock prices shown at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022.   Shares advanced Tuesday in Asia after China announced it would relax more of its pandemic restrictions despite widespread outbreaks of COVID-19 that are straining its medical systems.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
            
              A woman looks at Japan's Nikkei 225 index and stock prices shown at a securities firm as others walk across an intersection in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022.  Shares advanced Tuesday in Asia after China announced it would relax more of its pandemic restrictions despite widespread outbreaks of COVID-19 that are straining its medical systems.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
Shares gain in Asia after China relaxes more COVID rules