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Asia-Pacific markets mixed as fears of global slowdown persist

Nikkei down, but stocks in Hong Kong, Shanghai advance

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A cable car climbs above Wellington, New Zealand. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand said Wednesday its next move may be a rate cut, and warned of increased global risk.

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Wednesday as investors remained unnerved about the global economic outlook.

U.S. Treasury yields saw little change Tuesday as the bond rally paused, while new data Wednesday showed China’s industrial profits dropped sharply in the first two months of the year, raising worries of a slowdown.

The U.S. and China will resume high-level trade talks Thursday in Beijing, with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin attending the negotiations in Beijing.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK -0.78%   fell 0.6%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.59%   rose 0.5%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +1.74%   gained 0.6% and South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -0.24%  advanced 0.1%. Singapore’s benchmark index /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.29%   gained, while stocks fell in Taiwan   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +1.79%  . Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO -1.54%   retreated 0.2%, and New Zealand’s NSX-50 /zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed NZ:NZ50GR -0.31%   gained after that country’s central bank issued a dovish outlook, citing a higher risk of a global downturn, and said its next move would likely be an interest-rate cut .

Among individual stocks, Nissan /zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed JP:7201 -1.91%  , Toyota /zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed JP:7203 -0.62%   and Subaru /zigman2/quotes/203522406/delayed JP:7270 -1.55%   slumped in Tokyo trading. In Hong Kong, CNOOC /zigman2/quotes/203421416/delayed HK:883 -0.45%   and Sands China /zigman2/quotes/207609245/delayed HK:1928 -0.96%   rose, and LG Electronics /zigman2/quotes/209966407/delayed KR:066570 +1.37%   and SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 -1.30%  advanced in Korea. Rio Tinto /zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed AU:RIO -0.78%   and Beach Energy /zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed AU:BPT -2.70%   rose in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
22,438.65
-176.04 -0.78%
Volume: 0.00
July 8, 2020 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,129.18
+153.52 +0.59%
Volume: 2.59M
July 8, 2020 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,403.44
+58.10 +1.74%
Volume: 58.71B
July 8, 2020 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,158.88
-5.29 -0.24%
Volume: 670,044
July 8, 2020 3:30p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
2,669.02
+7.60 +0.29%
Volume: 0.00
July 8, 2020 4:38p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
5,076.17
+89.09 +1.79%
Volume: 0.00
July 8, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
5,920.30
-92.60 -1.54%
Volume: 777,765
July 8, 2020 5:14p
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/zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed
NZ : New Zealand: NZX
11,707.27
-36.46 -0.31%
Volume: 0.00
July 8, 2020 5:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 391.20
-7.60 -1.91%
Volume: 19.06M
July 8, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
2.56%
Market Cap
¥1620.71 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥85.36M
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/zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 6,728.00
-42.00 -0.62%
Volume: 4.67M
July 8, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
9.26
Dividend Yield
3.27%
Market Cap
¥18973.04 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥81.43M
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/zigman2/quotes/203522406/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,222.00
-35.00 -1.55%
Volume: 1.95M
July 8, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
11.17
Dividend Yield
4.50%
Market Cap
¥1762.91 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥95.93M
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/zigman2/quotes/203421416/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 8.86
-0.04 -0.45%
Volume: 111.54M
July 8, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
5.71
Dividend Yield
8.80%
Market Cap
HK$410.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$13.96M
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/zigman2/quotes/207609245/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 30.80
-0.30 -0.96%
Volume: 12.70M
July 8, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
15.64
Dividend Yield
3.21%
Market Cap
HK$262.49 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.41M
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/zigman2/quotes/209966407/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
66,400.00
+900.00 +1.37%
Volume: 1.11M
July 8, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
24.61
Dividend Yield
1.13%
Market Cap
₩11546.03 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
83,700.00
-1,100 -1.30%
Volume: 3.52M
July 8, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
36.74
Dividend Yield
1.19%
Market Cap
₩58824.16 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 95.54
-0.75 -0.78%
Volume: 1.53M
July 8, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
13.62
Dividend Yield
6.88%
Market Cap
$136.85 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.14M
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/zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 1.44
-0.04 -2.70%
Volume: 11.80M
July 8, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
5.74
Dividend Yield
1.39%
Market Cap
$3.48 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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