TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday as investors welcomed encouraging economic data and quarterly earnings reports from big companies.

Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul but fell in Taiwan and India. Sydney finished flat. The gains followed a strong rally on Wall Street.

Jitters eased somewhat over the visit of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan after she left for South Korea and then was due to head to Japan, firm U.S. allies for decades. But analysts said some geopolitical risks remain, with China conducting military exercises near the self-ruled island that it claims as its own territory.

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