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Dec. 15, 2019, 11:17 p.m. EST

Asian markets little changed despite U.S.-China trade deal

Nikkei about flat, while Hang Seng edges down

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Bloomberg News
The Avenue of Stars is seen in Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong on Sunday.

Asian markets were muted in early trading Monday despite Friday’s news that the U.S. and China have agreed on a “phase one” trade deal.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Sunday that the deal “is totally done, absolutely,” adding that China committed to buy $40 billion of American farm products over the next two years. and promised to end its long-standing practice of pressuring companies to hand over their technology as a condition of market access. China on Sunday said it would postpone punitive tariffs against U.S.-made autos and other goods following the trade agreement.

“For now, escalation seems to be off the table. However, the path to the comprehensive agreement is still miles away,” Stephen Innes, chief Asia market strategist at AxiTrader wrote in a note Sunday. “Ultimately, [the] phase-one deal fell short of market expectations and is probably not enough to fully restore business confidence or generate a meaningful recovery in exports or investment.”

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.40%   was about flat, and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.28%   slipped 0.3%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +1.14%   rose slightly, while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +0.34%   gained 0.8%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.29%   was little changed, while benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 +0.15%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.06%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.41%   inched up. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO -0.53%   jumped 1.6%.

Among individual stocks, Yahoo Japan parent Z Holdings /zigman2/quotes/207641152/delayed JP:4689 -0.20%   gained in Tokyo trading, as did convenience-store chain FamilyMart   and SoftBank /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 +2.27%  . In Hong Kong, Sunny Optical /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 -0.58%   and Galaxy Entertainment /zigman2/quotes/202884203/delayed HK:27 -0.40%   rose, while AIA Group /zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed HK:1299 -1.50%   declined. Hyundai Motor /zigman2/quotes/206684590/delayed KR:005380 +1.12%   fell in South Korea while BHP /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP -1.25%   and Westpac /zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed AU:WBC -0.87%   advanced in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
26,644.71
+107.40 +0.40%
Volume: 0.00
Nov. 27, 2020 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,894.68
+75.23 +0.28%
Volume: 2.74M
Nov. 27, 2020 4:09p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,408.31
+38.57 +1.14%
Volume: 28.06B
Nov. 27, 2020 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,253.12
+7.65 +0.34%
Volume: 30.97B
Nov. 27, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,633.45
+7.54 +0.29%
Volume: 1.20M
Nov. 27, 2020 3:30p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
13,867.09
+21.43 +0.15%
Volume: 0.00
Nov. 27, 2020 1:31p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
2,855.82
-1.66 -0.06%
Volume: 0.00
Nov. 27, 2020 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
5,783.34
+23.42 +0.41%
Volume: 0.00
Nov. 27, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,601.10
-35.30 -0.53%
Volume: 491,453
Nov. 27, 2020 5:11p
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/zigman2/quotes/207641152/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 648.20
-1.30 -0.20%
Volume: 16.11M
Nov. 27, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
40.45
Dividend Yield
1.37%
Market Cap
¥3094.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥74.32M
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 7,250.00
+161.00 +2.27%
Volume: 21.51M
Nov. 27, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
33.12
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥13322.50 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥76.45M
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/zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 153.90
-0.90 -0.58%
Volume: 3.33M
Nov. 27, 2020 4:09p
P/E Ratio
35.30
Dividend Yield
0.53%
Market Cap
HK$169.37 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$2.13M
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/zigman2/quotes/202884203/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 61.75
-0.25 -0.40%
Volume: 3.77M
Nov. 27, 2020 4:09p
P/E Ratio
76.77
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
HK$269.22 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.44M
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/zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 88.50
-1.35 -1.50%
Volume: 16.43M
Nov. 27, 2020 4:09p
P/E Ratio
27.52
Dividend Yield
1.45%
Market Cap
HK$1083.99 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$12.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/206684590/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
181,000
+2,000 +1.12%
Volume: 1.03M
Nov. 27, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
40.94
Dividend Yield
1.66%
Market Cap
₩40946.74 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩1.51B
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/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 38.72
-0.49 -1.25%
Volume: 4.92M
Nov. 27, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
16.61
Dividend Yield
4.52%
Market Cap
$181.59 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 20.43
-0.18 -0.87%
Volume: 8.11M
Nov. 27, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
32.38
Dividend Yield
1.52%
Market Cap
$74.34 billion
Rev. per Employee
$826,888
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