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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 -0.0099%   was about flat, and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -1.05%   slipped 0.3%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.05%   rose slightly, while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +0.43%   gained 0.8%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.22%   was little changed, while benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 +0.02%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.09%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.59%   inched up. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.58%   jumped 1.6%.

Among individual stocks, Yahoo Japan parent Z Holdings /zigman2/quotes/207641152/delayed JP:4689 +3.18%   gained in Tokyo trading, as did convenience-store chain FamilyMart   and SoftBank /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 -2.56%  . In Hong Kong, Sunny Optical /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 0.00%   and Galaxy Entertainment /zigman2/quotes/202884203/delayed HK:27 -0.74%   rose, while AIA Group /zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed HK:1299 -0.58%   declined. Hyundai Motor /zigman2/quotes/206684590/delayed KR:005380 +0.77%   fell in South Korea while BHP /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP +4.09%   and Westpac /zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed AU:WBC -0.40%   advanced in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
28,868.91
-2.87 -0.0099%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
19,830.52
-210.34 -1.05%
Volume: 1.95M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:09p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,277.88
+1.80 +0.05%
Volume: 30.36B
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,227.04
+9.60 +0.43%
Volume: 49.02B
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,533.52
+5.58 +0.22%
Volume: 398,335
Aug. 16, 2022 3:32p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
15,420.57
+3.22 +0.02%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,253.79
-3.03 -0.09%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
7,135.27
+42.00 +0.59%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 2:49p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
7,105.40
+41.10 +0.58%
Volume: 663,100
Aug. 16, 2022 5:06p
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/zigman2/quotes/207641152/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 451.40
+13.90 +3.18%
Volume: 17.87M
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
45.12
Dividend Yield
1.23%
Market Cap
¥3287.20 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥66.85M
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 5,749.00
-151.00 -2.56%
Volume: 21.73M
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥9238.49 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥133.99M
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/zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 120.50
0.00 0.00%
Volume: 6.38M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:08p
P/E Ratio
29.82
Dividend Yield
0.93%
Market Cap
$134.83 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.83M
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/zigman2/quotes/202884203/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 47.00
-0.35 -0.74%
Volume: 4.78M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:08p
P/E Ratio
154.61
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$207.79 billion
Rev. per Employee
$731,795
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/zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 76.70
-0.45 -0.58%
Volume: 15.14M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:08p
P/E Ratio
16.06
Dividend Yield
1.90%
Market Cap
$926.74 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/206684590/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
197,500
+1,500 +0.77%
Volume: 505,801
Aug. 16, 2022 3:30p
P/E Ratio
9.85
Dividend Yield
2.53%
Market Cap
₩44931.61 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩1.75B
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/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 40.51
+1.59 +4.09%
Volume: 13.03M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:10p
P/E Ratio
9.11
Dividend Yield
11.84%
Market Cap
$196.54 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 22.34
-0.09 -0.40%
Volume: 5.34M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:10p
P/E Ratio
16.09
Dividend Yield
5.42%
Market Cap
$79.24 billion
Rev. per Employee
$646,763
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