Asian shares were higher Friday after technology companies powered the biggest gain on Wall Street since March.
All major regional indexes advanced, with Tokyo gaining 1.4%.
jumped 2.2% on news that computer chip maker TSMC upgraded its profit outlook.
the world’s biggest chip maker, climbed 4.4% after its CEO confirmed reports it plans to open a joint venture semiconductor fabrication plant in western Japan with Sony Corp.
Tokyo’s Nikkei 225
added more than 400 points and the Hong Kong’s Hang Seng
climbed 0.8%. In Seoul, the Kospi
The Shanghai Composite index
picked up 0.3%, while the S&P/ASX 200
in Australia gained 0.5% to 7,340.70. Stocks slipped in Indonesia