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Jan. 13, 2020, 11:26 p.m. EST

Asian markets mixed after U.S. elevates China from currency manipulator

Investors optimistic ahead of signing of ‘phase one’ trade deal

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By Marketwatch


Reuters
U.S. and Chinese banknotes.

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Tuesday, after the U.S. said China is no longer a currency manipulator ahead of the signing of a “phase one” trade agreement this week.

The U.S. Treasury Department stepped back from the decision it made last year, saying in a statement that it “has determined that China should no longer be designated as a currency manipulator at this time.”

The U.S. and China are expected to sign a “phase one” trade deal Wednesday in Washington, which the Treasury Department said will include enforceable commitments by China to refrain from currency devaluation and not target its exchange rate for competitive purposes.

“Investors’ unquenchable appetite for stocks is in hyperdrive, triggered by a further thawing in U.S.-China trade tension,” Stephen Innes, chief Asia market strategist for AxiTrader, wrote in a note.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK -0.0099%   gained 0.7% as traders returned from a holiday Monday. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -1.05%   gave up early gains and was last down about 0.2%, while the Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.05%   was about flat and the Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +0.43%  dipped slightly after data showed China’s exports rose 5% in 2019 on yuan terms, the slowest growth in three years. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.22%   rose 0.4%, while benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 +0.02%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.09%  , Malaysia /zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed MY:FBMKLCI +0.98%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.59%   were mostly positive. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.58%   advanced 0.7%.

Among individual stocks, Sony /zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed JP:6758 +0.17%   Fast Retailing /zigman2/quotes/200663563/delayed JP:9983 +0.66%   and SoftBank /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 -2.56%   advanced in Tokyo trading, while Nissan /zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed JP:7201 -1.31%   sank. In Hong Kong, casino operators Galaxy Entertainment /zigman2/quotes/202884203/delayed HK:27 -0.74%   and Sands China /zigman2/quotes/207609245/delayed HK:1928 -1.46%   rose, while AAC /zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed HK:2018 +0.13%   and Geely Automobile /zigman2/quotes/200716015/delayed HK:175 +1.04%   fell. LG Electronics /zigman2/quotes/209966407/delayed KR:066570 +0.99%   and SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 +3.64%   advanced in South Korea, and Taiwan Semiconductor /zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed TW:2330 +0.38%   gained in Taiwan. Beach Energy /zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed AU:BPT -3.34%   and Rio Tinto /zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed AU:RIO +0.69%   rose in Australia.

On Monday, the S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.14%   rose 22.78 points, or 0.7%, to 3,288.13. The Nasdaq composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -0.62%   climbed 95.07 points, or 1%, to 9,273.93, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.25%   gained 83.28 points, or 0.3%, to 28,907.05.

Benchmark crude oil   rose 13 cents to $58.21 a barrel, after falling 96 cents to $58.08 a barrel on Monday. Brent crude oil  , the international standard, rose 19 cents to $64.39 a barrel.

The dollar /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY +0.7861%   rose to 110.09 Japanese yen from 109.89 yen on Monday.

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28,868.91
-2.87 -0.0099%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 3:15p
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HK : Hong Kong Exchange
19,830.52
-210.34 -1.05%
Volume: 1.95M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:09p
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CN : China: Shanghai
3,277.88
+1.80 +0.05%
Volume: 30.36B
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
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CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,227.04
+9.60 +0.43%
Volume: 49.02B
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
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KR : Korea Exchange
2,533.52
+5.58 +0.22%
Volume: 398,335
Aug. 16, 2022 3:32p
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TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
15,420.57
+3.22 +0.02%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 1:33p
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SG : Singapore: SGX
3,253.79
-3.03 -0.09%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 5:20p
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MY : Malaysia
1,518.78
+14.77 +0.98%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 5:05p
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ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
7,135.27
+42.00 +0.59%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 2:49p
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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/201361720/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 11,605.00
+20.00 +0.17%
Volume: 1.76M
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
16.32
Dividend Yield
0.60%
Market Cap
¥14207.49 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥91.61M
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/zigman2/quotes/200663563/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 85,730.00
+560.00 +0.66%
Volume: 497,800
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
34.22
Dividend Yield
0.72%
Market Cap
¥8621.30 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥39.58M
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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/208298710/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 527.70
-7.00 -1.31%
Volume: 11.78M
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
13.95
Dividend Yield
0.95%
Market Cap
¥2105.49 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥63.78M
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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/207609245/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 17.54
-0.26 -1.46%
Volume: 5.74M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:08p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$144.06 billion
Rev. per Employee
$438,989
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/zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 14.90
+0.02 +0.13%
Volume: 2.97M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:08p
P/E Ratio
11.35
Dividend Yield
1.34%
Market Cap
$17.98 billion
Rev. per Employee
$566,423
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/zigman2/quotes/200716015/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 17.44
+0.18 +1.04%
Volume: 45.29M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:08p
P/E Ratio
30.31
Dividend Yield
1.20%
Market Cap
$174.76 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.78M
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/zigman2/quotes/209966407/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
102,000
+1,000 +0.99%
Volume: 872,610
Aug. 16, 2022 3:30p
P/E Ratio
14.58
Dividend Yield
0.83%
Market Cap
₩17291.51 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩2.20B
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
96,700.00
+3,400 +3.64%
Volume: 4.27M
Aug. 16, 2022 3:30p
P/E Ratio
5.80
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
₩64155.01 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩1.66B
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/zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 525.00
+2.00 +0.38%
Volume: 21.14M
Aug. 16, 2022 1:30p
P/E Ratio
17.86
Dividend Yield
2.10%
Market Cap
NT$13406.01 billion
Rev. per Employee
NT$28.83M
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/zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 1.59
-0.06 -3.34%
Volume: 22.87M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:10p
P/E Ratio
7.25
Dividend Yield
1.26%
Market Cap
$3.75 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 95.93
+0.66 +0.69%
Volume: 1.60M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:10p
P/E Ratio
6.41
Dividend Yield
10.91%
Market Cap
$138.57 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.68M
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,290.99
-6.15 -0.14%
Volume: 2.22B
Aug. 16, 2022 10:12a
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US : Nasdaq
13,046.14
-81.92 -0.62%
Volume: 981.74M
Aug. 16, 2022 10:12a
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US : Dow Jones Global
33,998.70
+86.26 +0.25%
Volume: 320.97M
Aug. 16, 2022 10:12a
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US : Tullett Prebon
134.3670
+1.0480 +0.7861%
Volume: 0.0000
Aug. 16, 2022 10:12a
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