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June 13, 2019, 10:08 a.m. EDT

Asian markets fall, led by Hang Seng’s slide

Hong Kong stocks drop after police clash with protesters; Nikkei retreats

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Reuters
Discarded umbrellas and debris lie on the street Thursday morning after a day of protests in Hong Kong.

Asian markets mostly fell Thursday, following losses on Wall Street and turmoil in Hong Kong.

Stocks initially fell sharply in Hong Kong after protesters and police clashed throughout the previous day and night. At least 79 people were injured, Hong Kong officials said. Demonstrators were protesting a potential new extradition law with China, which they fear would erode civil liberties. Crowds of protesters on Wednesday blocked lawmakers from meeting to debate the law. Thursday began quietly, as downtown streets reopened heavy rain fell and discouraged crowds in the former British colony.

But Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.02%   recovered from a slide of more than 1.5%, finishing flat. In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.05%   also finished unchanged. Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.25%   fell 0.5% and South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.20%   slipped 0.3%. Benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 +0.04%  and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.11%   were lower, while Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.80% stocks rose. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.04%   finished flat.

Among individual stocks, Japan Display /zigman2/quotes/204799605/delayed JP:6740 -1.69%   plunged in Tokyo trading after i ts CEO announced he will step down amid additional restructuring measures. Nintendo /zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed JP:7974 -0.16%   and oil producer Inpex /zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed JP:1605 +0.91%   also fell. In Hong Kong, Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 -1.87%   and property companies, such as Hang Lung Properties /zigman2/quotes/200230831/delayed HK:101 -0.12%  , retreated. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +0.80%   tumbled in South Korea, and Taiwan Semiconductor /zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed TW:2330 -1.02%  declined in Taiwan. Beach Energy /zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed AU:BPT -1.70%   and Oil Search /zigman2/quotes/204702973/delayed AU:OSH -0.42%   sank in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,725.68
+6.10 +0.02%
Volume: 1.05M
Oct. 21, 2019 4:09p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
2,939.62
+1.48 +0.05%
Volume: 13.25B
Oct. 21, 2019 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
22,548.90
+56.22 +0.25%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 21, 2019 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,064.84
+4.15 +0.20%
Volume: 606,108
Oct. 21, 2019 6:03p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
11,184.15
+3.93 +0.04%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 21, 2019 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
6,198.99
+7.04 +0.11%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 21, 2019 4:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,139.15
+24.99 +0.80%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 21, 2019 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,652.50
+2.80 +0.04%
Volume: 506,428
Oct. 21, 2019 5:26p
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/zigman2/quotes/204799605/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 58.00
-1.00 -1.69%
Volume: 1.83M
Oct. 21, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
¥49.92 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥53.48M
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/zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 38,550.00
-60.00 -0.16%
Volume: 808,000
Oct. 21, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
25.70
Dividend Yield
1.97%
Market Cap
¥4599.40 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥217.41M
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/zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 963.90
+8.70 +0.91%
Volume: 2.34M
Oct. 21, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
12.91
Dividend Yield
2.49%
Market Cap
¥1394.78 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥291.81M
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 324.80
-6.20 -1.87%
Volume: 13.95M
Oct. 21, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
30.36
Dividend Yield
0.31%
Market Cap
HK$3139.51 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$8.27M
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/zigman2/quotes/200230831/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 17.26
-0.02 -0.12%
Volume: 2.78M
Oct. 21, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
11.27
Dividend Yield
4.35%
Market Cap
HK$77.72 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$2.12M
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
50,300.00
+400.00 +0.80%
Volume: 4.41M
Oct. 21, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
10.86
Dividend Yield
2.82%
Market Cap
₩338954.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 290.00
-3.00 -1.02%
Volume: 34.63M
Oct. 21, 2019 1:30p
P/E Ratio
23.71
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
NT$7597.61 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 2.31
-0.04 -1.70%
Volume: 5.62M
Oct. 21, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
9.14
Dividend Yield
0.87%
Market Cap
$5.36 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/204702973/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 7.16
-0.03 -0.42%
Volume: 4.58M
Oct. 21, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
18.53
Dividend Yield
2.71%
Market Cap
$10.96 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.46M
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