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Nikkei up, but stocks fall in Hong Kong, mainland China

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Reuters
The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. headquarters in Hong Kong.

Asian markets were muted in early trading Tuesday amid positive developments on the U.S.-China trade front.

President Donald Trump said Monday that trade negotiations on a “phase one” deal are going faster than expected, and said the deal would “take care of “ U.S. farmers and bankers. Later in the day, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said it is considering extending tariff exemptions that were approved last December on $34 billion in Chinese goods.

The news did not boost Chinese stocks though. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +2.70%   slipped 0.3% after administrator Carrie Lam said the ongoing pro-democracy protests risked sending the city into recession, while the Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +1.95%   fell 0.4% and the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +1.30%   retreated 0.3%. Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.51%   rose 0.5% and South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +1.29%   slipped 0.2%. Benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 +1.66%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.78%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.28%   were up slightly. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.82%   was little changed.

Among individual stocks, Mazda Motor /zigman2/quotes/204777714/delayed JP:7261 +3.91%   and Kobe Steel /zigman2/quotes/207391157/delayed JP:5406 +9.09%   gained in Tokyo trading while Canon /zigman2/quotes/207639533/delayed JP:7751 +0.65%   fell. In Hong Kong, food processor WH Group /zigman2/quotes/204247792/delayed HK:288 +1.60%   surged while HSBC /zigman2/quotes/202687335/delayed HK:5 +2.66%   and Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 +3.58%   dropped. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +0.48%   inched down in South Korea, while BHP /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP +3.54%   and Rio Tinto /zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed AU:RIO +2.02%   gained in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
29,880.42
+784.56 +2.70%
Volume: 3.23M
March 3, 2021 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,576.90
+68.31 +1.95%
Volume: 34.77B
March 3, 2021 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,363.11
+30.35 +1.30%
Volume: 35.51B
March 3, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
29,559.10
+150.93 +0.51%
Volume: 0.00
March 3, 2021 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
3,082.99
+39.12 +1.29%
Volume: 2.21M
March 3, 2021 3:30p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
16,211.73
+264.85 +1.66%
Volume: 0.00
March 3, 2021 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
2,996.93
+23.06 +0.78%
Volume: 0.00
March 3, 2021 4:59p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
6,376.76
+17.55 +0.28%
Volume: 0.00
March 3, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,818.00
+55.70 +0.82%
Volume: 591,222
March 3, 2021 5:58p
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/zigman2/quotes/204777714/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 904.00
+34.00 +3.91%
Volume: 5.89M
March 3, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥545.39 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥67.95M
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/zigman2/quotes/207391157/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 708.00
+59.00 +9.09%
Volume: 13.40M
March 3, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥237.20 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥45.79M
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/zigman2/quotes/207639533/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,327.00
+15.00 +0.65%
Volume: 3.91M
March 3, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
39.50
Dividend Yield
3.44%
Market Cap
¥2400.57 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/204247792/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 7.00
+0.11 +1.60%
Volume: 29.17M
March 3, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
10.94
Dividend Yield
4.50%
Market Cap
HK$101.15 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.87M
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/zigman2/quotes/202687335/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 46.25
+1.20 +2.66%
Volume: 28.01M
March 3, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
30.90
Dividend Yield
2.52%
Market Cap
HK$925.25 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$2.56M
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 723.00
+25.00 +3.58%
Volume: 18.29M
March 3, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
51.51
Dividend Yield
0.17%
Market Cap
HK$6630.61 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$6.80M
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
84,000.00
+400.00 +0.48%
Volume: 17.92M
March 3, 2021 3:30p
P/E Ratio
21.87
Dividend Yield
1.69%
Market Cap
₩552413.27 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 50.87
+1.74 +3.54%
Volume: 6.20M
March 3, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
25.61
Dividend Yield
3.95%
Market Cap
$235.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 129.75
+2.57 +2.02%
Volume: 1.47M
March 3, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
15.12
Dividend Yield
4.73%
Market Cap
$188.01 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.36M
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