Stock market today: Asian shares mostly rise cheered by Wall Street finish

Asian shares mostly rose Thursday after a firm finish on Wall Street, as expectations remained solid for U.S. interest rate cuts this year, Associated Press (AP) reported. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8 percent to 39,773.14. Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5 percent to 7,817.30. South Korea's Ko