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Nikkei Markets

Asian stocks climb as central bank support hopes grow

AirAsia rises after recent drop, while Cathay unveils unpaid leave scheme

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside of Japan rose Wednesday amid expectations that central banks would step in to mitigate the economic impact of the Wuhan coronavirus.

The Nikkei Asia300 Index of companies outside Japan rose 0.8% to 1,347.72, adding to yesterday's 2.2% advance.

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