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Nov. 14, 2019, 10:53 p.m. EST

Asian markets gain after Kudlow says trade deal near

Nikkei, Hang Seng rise, while stocks muted in mainland China

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


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The busy Shibuya crossing in Tokyo.

Asian markets advanced in early trading Friday after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said a U.S.-China trade deal was close.

Speaking Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations, Kudlow said there has been “very good progress,” and that an agreement was near, but while President Donald Trump “likes what he sees, he’s not ready to make a commitment.”

Earlier in the day, Chinese officials said rolling back tariffs was crucial to an agreement, while U.S. officials said China had not yet agreed to enough concessions to grant tariff relief.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK -3.99%   rose 0.8% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -3.64%   rose 0.4% as pro-democracy protests continued to grip the city. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -2.12%   was about flat while the Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 -1.79%   retreated 0.2%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -2.80%   gained 0.9%, while benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 -3.03%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.82%  , Malaysia /zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed MY:FBMKLCI -0.24%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX -0.76%   were mixed. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO -2.35%   rose 0.8%.

Among individual stocks, Rakuten /zigman2/quotes/201861450/delayed JP:4755 -1.57%   gained in Tokyo trading, while oil producer Inpex /zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed JP:1605 -0.76%   and Yahoo Japan parent Z Holdings /zigman2/quotes/207641152/delayed JP:4689 -2.10%  , which surged Thursday, fell. In Hong Kong, AAC /zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed HK:2018 -2.22%  , AIA Group /zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed HK:1299 -3.82%   and New World Development /zigman2/quotes/202357413/delayed HK:17 -3.78%   rose. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 -3.28%   and SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 -4.71%   advanced in South Korea while BHP /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP -2.62%   and Commonwealth Bank /zigman2/quotes/200638713/delayed AU:CBA -2.56%   gained in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
28,966.01
-1,202 -3.99%
Volume: 0.00
Feb. 26, 2021 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
28,980.21
-1,094 -3.64%
Volume: 4.13M
Feb. 26, 2021 4:09p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,509.08
-75.97 -2.12%
Volume: 33.33B
Feb. 26, 2021 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,293.69
-41.71 -1.79%
Volume: 34.50B
Feb. 26, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
3,012.95
-86.74 -2.80%
Volume: 1.36M
Feb. 26, 2021 3:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
15,953.80
-498.38 -3.03%
Volume: 0.00
Feb. 26, 2021 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
2,949.04
-24.50 -0.82%
Volume: 0.00
Feb. 26, 2021 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed
MY : Malaysia
1,577.75
-3.79 -0.24%
Volume: 0.00
Feb. 26, 2021 5:05p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
6,241.80
-47.85 -0.76%
Volume: 0.00
Feb. 26, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,673.30
-160.70 -2.35%
Volume: 1.03M
Feb. 26, 2021 5:48p
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/zigman2/quotes/201861450/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,191.00
-19.00 -1.57%
Volume: 9.25M
Feb. 26, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.38%
Market Cap
¥1648.63 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 784.00
-6.00 -0.76%
Volume: 12.83M
Feb. 26, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
3.44%
Market Cap
¥1153.56 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/207641152/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 648.50
-13.90 -2.10%
Volume: 18.45M
Feb. 26, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
42.04
Dividend Yield
0.86%
Market Cap
¥3155.52 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥74.32M
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/zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 41.80
-0.95 -2.22%
Volume: 15.17M
Feb. 26, 2021 4:09p
P/E Ratio
25.63
Dividend Yield
0.24%
Market Cap
HK$51.66 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$514,884
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/zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 97.05
-3.85 -3.82%
Volume: 32.03M
Feb. 26, 2021 4:09p
P/E Ratio
30.17
Dividend Yield
1.32%
Market Cap
HK$1217.41 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$12.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/202357413/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 39.45
-1.55 -3.78%
Volume: 9.55M
Feb. 26, 2021 4:09p
P/E Ratio
54.26
Dividend Yield
5.17%
Market Cap
HK$104.09 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
82,500.00
-2,800 -3.28%
Volume: 38.52M
Feb. 26, 2021 3:30p
P/E Ratio
21.48
Dividend Yield
1.72%
Market Cap
₩570198.42 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
141,500
-7,000 -4.71%
Volume: 10.84M
Feb. 26, 2021 3:30p
P/E Ratio
20.36
Dividend Yield
0.83%
Market Cap
₩101574.27 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 49.13
-1.32 -2.62%
Volume: 8.78M
Feb. 26, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
24.74
Dividend Yield
3.99%
Market Cap
$236.76 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200638713/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 81.56
-2.14 -2.56%
Volume: 3.90M
Feb. 26, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
18.16
Dividend Yield
3.04%
Market Cap
$148.35 billion
Rev. per Employee
$917,769
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