HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside Japan rebounded Wednesday as Chinese officials unveiled measures to contain the outbreak of a deadly virus.
The Nikkei Asia300 index of companies outside Japan advanced 0.7% to 1,408.77 after falling about 2% yesterday. The recovery was led by mainland companies. An index of Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong added 1.9% after plunging more than 3% in the previous session. China Eastern Airlines paced the rebound in airline shares, adding 2.9%. Tencent Holdings rose 1.5% and China Vanke climbed 3.2%.