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July 9, 2018, 6:46 a.m. EDT

Asian markets make strong gains, but Xiaomi sputters after IPO

Chinese phone maker prices at low end of range, falls in early trading

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By Dow Jones Newswire


Reuters
Lei Jun, Xiaomi’s founder, chairman and CEO, hits a gong during the company’s listing at the Hong Kong Exchanges in Hong Kong on Monday.

Asian stocks made strong gains Monday, building on the Friday uptick seen in other global markets, including in the U.S.

Equities extended gains Monday after a strong U.S. jobs report late last week helped market participants look past recent escalations in trade tensions. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.21%  surged 2.5% after notching its first seven-week losing streak in 6½ years.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.03%   jumped out of the gate and finished up by 1.2% as the yen slipped against the dollar /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY -0.3419%  . Electronics companies led the way, with Sony /zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed JP:6758 +1.53%   and TDK /zigman2/quotes/208948266/delayed JP:6762 -0.62%  up more than 4% each, and Fujitsu /zigman2/quotes/208459594/delayed JP:6702 -1.00%  rising 5%. Murata Manufacturing /zigman2/quotes/204266745/delayed JP:6981 +0.42%  rallied 5.9% following a Nikkei report of price increases for its ceramic capacitors.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.74%   rose 1.3% following its first four-week losing streak since November 2016. Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 +2.61%   was up 2.4% after disclosing plans to take its music business public in the U.S. Meanwhile, smartphone-component maker AAC Technologies /zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed HK:2018 +0.57%   picked up 1.1%.

But shares of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208140246/delayed HK:1810 +4.12%  , which raised $4.7 billion in one of Hong Kong’s largest tech initial public offerings in recent years, fell on their debut. The lackluster start came after Xiaomi priced its IPO at the low end of an expected range, giving the company a valuation of $54 billion.

If Xiaomi shares perform poorly in the coming days and weeks, they could hurt the prospects of other tech companies who are preparing their own multibillion-dollar listings in the city. Xiaomi opened at HK$16.60, which was 2.4% lower than its IPO price of HK$17. Shares fell as low as HK$16 a share before closing at HK$16.62

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.38%   was up a further 0.2% following Friday’s latest 10½-year closing high, led by the Big Four bank stocks, including Commonwealth Bank /zigman2/quotes/200638713/delayed AU:CBA -0.67%   and National Australia Bank /zigman2/quotes/210431826/delayed AU:NAB -0.13%  .

South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.76%   gained 0.6% amid Samsung’s /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +0.29%   bounce of 1.6%. But New Zealand’s NZX 50 /zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed NZ:NZ50GR -0.63%   eased 0.3% following another end-of-day spike Friday to a fresh record best.

Markets in Taiwan  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.41%   and Malaysia /zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed MY:FBMKLCI +1.85%    also posted gains.

— Ben St. Clair contributed to this report.

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CN : China: Shanghai
3,442.14
-7.24 -0.21%
Volume: 29.85B
Dec. 3, 2020 3:01p
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JP : Nikkei
26,809.37
+8.39 +0.03%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 3, 2020 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
104.0530
-0.3570 -0.3419%
Volume: 0.0000
Dec. 3, 2020 9:03a
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/zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 9,765.00
+147.00 +1.53%
Volume: 4.86M
Dec. 3, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
13.06
Dividend Yield
0.46%
Market Cap
¥12088.86 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥73.75M
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/zigman2/quotes/208948266/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 14,450.00
-90.00 -0.62%
Volume: 701,200
Dec. 3, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
33.24
Dividend Yield
1.25%
Market Cap
¥1863.27 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥12.72M
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JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 13,865.00
-140.00 -1.00%
Volume: 484,900
Dec. 3, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
19.47
Dividend Yield
1.44%
Market Cap
¥2848.88 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥29.89M
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/zigman2/quotes/204266745/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 9,065.00
+38.00 +0.42%
Volume: 1.77M
Dec. 3, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
30.18
Dividend Yield
1.21%
Market Cap
¥5760.91 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥20.70M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,728.50
+195.92 +0.74%
Volume: 2.83M
Dec. 3, 2020 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 589.00
+15.00 +2.61%
Volume: 15.56M
Dec. 3, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
41.96
Dividend Yield
0.20%
Market Cap
HK$5492.89 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$6.80M
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/zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 43.85
+0.25 +0.57%
Volume: 5.09M
Dec. 3, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
26.89
Dividend Yield
0.23%
Market Cap
HK$52.69 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$411,637
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/zigman2/quotes/208140246/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 25.30
+1.00 +4.12%
Volume: 269.78M
Dec. 3, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
39.87
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
HK$631.11 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$12.85M
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AU : S&P ASX
6,615.30
+25.10 +0.38%
Volume: 699,399
Dec. 3, 2020 5:32p
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/zigman2/quotes/200638713/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 79.56
-0.54 -0.67%
Volume: 1.88M
Dec. 3, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
15.19
Dividend Yield
3.75%
Market Cap
$141.94 billion
Rev. per Employee
$917,769
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/zigman2/quotes/210431826/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 22.97
-0.03 -0.13%
Volume: 4.88M
Dec. 3, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
28.64
Dividend Yield
2.61%
Market Cap
$75.68 billion
Rev. per Employee
$763,679
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,696.22
+20.32 +0.76%
Volume: 817,065
Dec. 3, 2020 4:30p
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
69,700.00
+200.00 +0.29%
Volume: 23.68M
Dec. 3, 2020 4:30p
P/E Ratio
19.03
Dividend Yield
2.03%
Market Cap
₩456181.72 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩2.19B
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NZ : New Zealand: NZX
12,648.91
-79.78 -0.63%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 3, 2020 5:00p
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SG : Singapore: SGX
2,822.34
+11.39 +0.41%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 3, 2020 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed
MY : Malaysia
1,628.26
+29.54 +1.85%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 3, 2020 5:05p
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