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Oct. 31, 2019, 11:55 p.m. EDT

Asian markets cautiously rise amid fresh trade-deal doubts

Nikkei slips, while stocks in Hong Kong, mainland China inch up

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


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Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai.

Asian markets mostly gained in cautious trading Friday amid fresh doubts about the likelihood of a U.S.-China trade deal.

Bloomberg News reported Thursday that Chinese officials were expressing doubts about the chances of a comprehensive trade deal even if a “phase one” partial deal is signed. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, said the U.S. and China were looking for a new site to sign the “phase one” deal in November, since the upcoming Asia-Pacific summit in Chile was canceled.

U.S. stocks closed lower Thursday on the trade-deal concerns, more evidence of a slowdown in manufacturing and mixed corporate earnings.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.40%   fell 0.4% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.31%   rose 0.5%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +1.39%   gained 0.7% and the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +2.70%   advanced 0.9% after a private gauge found Chinese factory activity expanded in October for the third straight month. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.42%   rose 0.4% while benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 +0.18%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.63%  , Malaysia /zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed MY:FBMKLCI -0.02%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX -0.46%   were mixed. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.59%   was up 0.1%.

Among individual stocks, Nintendo   surged in Tokyo trading after the videogame company reported strong quarterly sales of its Switch Lite handheld console. Rakuten /zigman2/quotes/201861450/delayed JP:4755 +1.21%   and oil producer Inpex /zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed JP:1605 -0.85%   fell. In Hong Kong, Sunny /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 +2.36%   property developer Country Garden /zigman2/quotes/201681083/delayed HK:2007 -0.18%   and Ping An Insurance /zigman2/quotes/210315058/delayed HK:2318 +0.45%   gained. Chip maker SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 -0.84%   advanced in South Korea while Foxconn /zigman2/quotes/204111604/delayed TW:2354 -0.34%   jumped in Taiwan. Beach Energy /zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed AU:BPT +0.69%   gained in Australia while ANZ Banking /zigman2/quotes/205482049/delayed AU:ANZ +0.43%   fell.


/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
22,529.29
+90.64 +0.40%
Volume: 0.00
July 9, 2020 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,210.16
+80.98 +0.31%
Volume: 2.45M
July 9, 2020 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,450.59
+47.15 +1.39%
Volume: 62.00B
July 9, 2020 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,257.95
+59.33 +2.70%
Volume: 75.90B
July 9, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,167.90
+9.02 +0.42%
Volume: 619,368
July 9, 2020 3:32p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
12,192.69
+22.50 +0.18%
Volume: 0.00
July 9, 2020 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
2,652.65
-16.84 -0.63%
Volume: 0.00
July 9, 2020 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed
MY : Malaysia
1,583.25
-0.25 -0.02%
Volume: 0.00
July 9, 2020 5:05p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
5,052.79
-23.38 -0.46%
Volume: 0.00
July 9, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
5,955.50
+35.20 +0.59%
Volume: 678,402
July 9, 2020 5:17p
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/zigman2/quotes/201861450/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,004.00
+12.00 +1.21%
Volume: 6.89M
July 9, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.45%
Market Cap
¥1356.26 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥74.20M
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/zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 628.60
-5.40 -0.85%
Volume: 11.89M
July 9, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
7.92
Dividend Yield
3.82%
Market Cap
¥957.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥291.81M
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/zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 147.40
+3.40 +2.36%
Volume: 11.21M
July 9, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
35.87
Dividend Yield
0.55%
Market Cap
HK$153.34 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.08M
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/zigman2/quotes/201681083/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 10.86
-0.02 -0.18%
Volume: 50.00M
July 9, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
5.36
Dividend Yield
5.76%
Market Cap
HK$237.38 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$3.60M
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/zigman2/quotes/210315058/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 89.65
+0.40 +0.45%
Volume: 41.23M
July 9, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
11.15
Dividend Yield
2.52%
Market Cap
HK$1638.05 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$3.35M
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
83,000.00
-700.00 -0.84%
Volume: 4.00M
July 9, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
36.43
Dividend Yield
1.20%
Market Cap
₩58003.36 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/204111604/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 58.00
-0.20 -0.34%
Volume: 4.04M
July 9, 2020 1:30p
P/E Ratio
12.05
Dividend Yield
4.31%
Market Cap
NT$81.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
NT$888.52M
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/zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 1.45
+0.01 +0.69%
Volume: 14.35M
July 9, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
5.78
Dividend Yield
1.38%
Market Cap
$3.38 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/205482049/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 18.49
+0.08 +0.43%
Volume: 5.62M
July 9, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
12.65
Dividend Yield
11.81%
Market Cap
$53.25 billion
Rev. per Employee
$908,476
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