BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday following gains for major U.S. tech stocks.
Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Australia rose.
On Wednesday, Wall Street turned in its sixth gain in seven days when the benchmark S&P 500 index closed up 0.8%.
The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.2% to 3,408.77 and the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo added 0.3% to 22,498.51.
On Wall Street, the S&P 500 rose to 3,169.94 and Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7%, to 26,067.28.