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By Dow Jones Newswires


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Tsukimi Namiki of Japan gets clocked at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Asian stock markets mostly fell early but improved from the worst levels of the day, including a flip to positive territory in Hong Kong, as the region’s trading tracked the drubbing Tuesday for U.S. stocks and oil futures. Both equities and oil markets indicated a Wednesday rebound was in order.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK -3.67%   was down 0.4%, moving close to its lowest point in a month as energy and electronics stocks slid. Oil explorer Inpex /zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed JP:1605 -2.67%   was down 3.2% while Sumitomo /zigman2/quotes/209745829/delayed JP:8053 -2.03%  , which has various natural-resource investments around the world, lost 3.2%. Meanwhile, Olympus /zigman2/quotes/200860615/delayed JP:7733 -2.87%   dropped 8.7% and Mitsubishi Electric /zigman2/quotes/207150000/delayed JP:6503 -4.23%   was off 2.7%. Nissan shares /zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed JP:7201 -1.42%   reversed a bit of yesterday’s slide following the arrest of CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Hong Kong stocks extended losses initially though the Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -2.42%  closed up 0.5% after dropping more than 1% early on. While tech stocks lagged overall, Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 -3.31%   gained 2.8% and AAC /zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed HK:2018 -6.59%   rose 1.9%. Oil company Cnooc /zigman2/quotes/203421416/delayed HK:883 -4.47%   fell 2.5%.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -3.71%   and the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 -4.93%   were both up slightly after early weakness. Energy stocks lagged after the latest plunge in oil prices  Tuesday.

Sagging energy stocks also weighed down Australia’s ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO -3.25%  , with Woodside Petroleum /zigman2/quotes/203437212/delayed AU:WPL -3.46%   down 2% and Santos /zigman2/quotes/207349564/delayed AU:STO -2.57%   off 4.3%. New Zealand’s benchmark /zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed NZ:NZ50GR -1.54%   was down slightly.

South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -3.30%   declined 0.3%, as Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 -3.04%  dipped. Singapore’s Strai Times Index /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -3.23%   rose 0.4% while Taiwan’s Taiex   slipped 0.03% as Apple /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -0.06%   suppliers Foxconn /zigman2/quotes/204111604/delayed TW:2354 -0.17%  and Largan Precision /zigman2/quotes/210444196/delayed TW:3008 -3.28%   fell.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
21,142.96
-805.27 -3.67%
Volume: 0.00
Feb. 28, 2020 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 932.90
-25.60 -2.67%
Volume: 14.04M
Feb. 28, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
8.67
Dividend Yield
3.86%
Market Cap
¥1362.22 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥291.81M
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/zigman2/quotes/209745829/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,544.50
-32.00 -2.03%
Volume: 9.03M
Feb. 28, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
6.66
Dividend Yield
5.18%
Market Cap
¥1929.46 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥70.97M
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/zigman2/quotes/200860615/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,962.00
-58.00 -2.87%
Volume: 12.48M
Feb. 28, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
42.34
Dividend Yield
0.51%
Market Cap
¥2522.30 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥22.14M
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/zigman2/quotes/207150000/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,371.00
-60.50 -4.23%
Volume: 9.23M
Feb. 28, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
12.92
Dividend Yield
2.92%
Market Cap
¥2940.94 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥32.18M
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/zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 463.60
-6.70 -1.42%
Volume: 29.12M
Feb. 28, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
43.48
Dividend Yield
2.16%
Market Cap
¥1814.13 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥85.36M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,129.93
-648.69 -2.42%
Volume: 3.19M
Feb. 28, 2020 4:09p
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 386.00
-13.20 -3.31%
Volume: 31.92M
Feb. 28, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
37.62
Dividend Yield
0.26%
Market Cap
HK$3657.98 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$8.27M
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/zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 51.05
-3.60 -6.59%
Volume: 23.57M
Feb. 28, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
19.47
Dividend Yield
2.80%
Market Cap
HK$61.69 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$411,637
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/zigman2/quotes/203421416/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 10.68
-0.50 -4.47%
Volume: 138.64M
Feb. 28, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
7.22
Dividend Yield
6.84%
Market Cap
HK$476.84 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$13.96M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
2,880.30
-111.03 -3.71%
Volume: 40.12B
Feb. 28, 2020 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
1,801.75
-93.39 -4.93%
Volume: 61.09B
Feb. 28, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,441.20
-216.70 -3.25%
Volume: 1.52M
Feb. 28, 2020 5:29p
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/zigman2/quotes/203437212/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 27.92
-1.00 -3.46%
Volume: 8.16M
Feb. 28, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
54.01
Dividend Yield
4.88%
Market Cap
$26.25 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.92M
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/zigman2/quotes/207349564/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 6.83
-0.18 -2.57%
Volume: 15.80M
Feb. 28, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
14.82
Dividend Yield
2.41%
Market Cap
$14.19 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.29M
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/zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed
NZ : New Zealand: NZX
11,261.16
-176.01 -1.54%
Volume: 0.00
Feb. 28, 2020 5:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
1,987.01
-67.88 -3.30%
Volume: 671,551
Feb. 28, 2020 3:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
54,200.00
-1,700 -3.04%
Volume: 30.05M
Feb. 28, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
17.12
Dividend Yield
2.61%
Market Cap
₩368163.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,011.08
-100.62 -3.23%
Volume: 0.00
Feb. 28, 2020 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 273.36
-0.16 -0.06%
Volume: 106.72M
Feb. 28, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
21.59
Dividend Yield
1.13%
Market Cap
$1196.08 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/204111604/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 59.50
-0.10 -0.17%
Volume: 3.47M
Feb. 27, 2020 1:30p
P/E Ratio
9.36
Dividend Yield
5.38%
Market Cap
NT$84.16 billion
Rev. per Employee
NT$888.52M
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/zigman2/quotes/210444196/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 4,430.00
-150.00 -3.28%
Volume: 869,817
Feb. 27, 2020 1:30p
P/E Ratio
21.18
Dividend Yield
1.53%
Market Cap
NT$594.24 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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