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Sept. 18, 2019, 11:32 p.m. EDT

Asian markets mixed as Fed cuts rates, BOJ stays unchanged

Nikkei up, Hang Seng down as all eyes on central banks

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Reuters
Pedestrians walk on a street in front of the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo.

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday, as the Bank of Japan kept its ultra-easy monetary policy unchanged following the U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest-rate cut.

The BOJ’s move — or lack thereof — was expected, though the central bank hinted that could cut interest rates even deeper into negative territory at its October meeting.

On Wednesday, the Fed lowered its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point, and suggested it was open to another cut before the year’s end.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.86%   rose 1% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.36%   fell 1%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.58%   inched up 0.1%, while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 -0.60%   rose 0.5%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.02%   advanced 0.4%. Stocks were about flat in Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.15%  , and down in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 +0.32%  , Malaysia /zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed MY:FBMKLCI +0.46%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX -0.25%  . Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.65%   rose 0.7%.

Among individual stocks, Sony Financial   gained in Tokyo trading, along with semiconductor-equipment maker Advantest /zigman2/quotes/206869087/delayed JP:6857 +1.28%   and Tokyo Gas /zigman2/quotes/204721803/delayed JP:9531 -0.02%  . In Hong Kong, Apple suppliers AAC /zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed HK:2018 +1.95%   and Sunny Optical /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 +0.42%  rose while AIA /zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed HK:1299 0.00%   and PetroChina /zigman2/quotes/204979431/delayed HK:857 +3.78%   fell. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +0.37%   and SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 +1.18%   advanced in South Korea while Apple component maker Largan Precision /zigman2/quotes/210444196/delayed TW:3008 -0.33%   gained in Taiwan. After a big gain Wednesday, clothing retailer Kathmandu /zigman2/quotes/209380167/delayed AU:KMD -0.66%   retreated in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
29,411.40
+249.60 +0.86%
Volume: 0.00
June 15, 2021 9:36a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
28,842.13
+103.25 +0.36%
Volume: 2.04M
June 11, 2021 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,589.75
-21.11 -0.58%
Volume: 36.06B
June 11, 2021 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,407.93
-14.65 -0.60%
Volume: 45.26B
June 11, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
3,252.66
+0.53 +0.02%
Volume: 422,386
June 15, 2021 9:36a
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,153.14
-4.83 -0.15%
Volume: 0.00
June 14, 2021 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
17,213.52
+54.30 +0.32%
Volume: 0.00
June 11, 2021 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed
MY : Malaysia
1,582.46
+7.30 +0.46%
Volume: 0.00
June 14, 2021 5:05p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
6,080.38
-15.11 -0.25%
Volume: 0.00
June 14, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
7,359.60
+47.30 +0.65%
Volume: 98,502
June 15, 2021 10:36a
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/zigman2/quotes/206869087/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 10,260.00
+130.00 +1.28%
Volume: 244,600
June 15, 2021 9:36a
P/E Ratio
29.16
Dividend Yield
1.05%
Market Cap
¥1958.45 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/204721803/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,194.50
-0.50 -0.02%
Volume: 221,400
June 15, 2021 9:36a
P/E Ratio
19.55
Dividend Yield
2.73%
Market Cap
¥963.36 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 54.95
+1.05 +1.95%
Volume: 8.31M
June 11, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
38.81
Dividend Yield
0.55%
Market Cap
HK$66.41 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$570,931
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/zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 191.40
+0.80 +0.42%
Volume: 4.21M
June 11, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
38.07
Dividend Yield
0.55%
Market Cap
HK$209.40 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.75M
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/zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 95.60
0.00 0.00%
Volume: 18.73M
June 11, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
25.77
Dividend Yield
1.42%
Market Cap
HK$1153.69 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$14.37M
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/zigman2/quotes/204979431/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 3.57
+0.13 +3.78%
Volume: 302.81M
June 11, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
8.89
Dividend Yield
5.71%
Market Cap
HK$1095.86 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$4.65M
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
80,800.00
+300.00 +0.37%
Volume: 2.52M
June 15, 2021 9:36a
P/E Ratio
19.40
Dividend Yield
1.79%
Market Cap
₩544692.93 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩2.16B
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
128,500
+1,500 +1.18%
Volume: 537,872
June 15, 2021 9:36a
P/E Ratio
17.25
Dividend Yield
0.91%
Market Cap
₩87552.23 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩1.10B
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/zigman2/quotes/210444196/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 3,060.00
-10.00 -0.33%
Volume: 282,554
June 11, 2021 1:30p
P/E Ratio
17.91
Dividend Yield
2.99%
Market Cap
NT$410.47 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/209380167/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 1.50
-0.01 -0.66%
Volume: 92,209
June 15, 2021 10:26a
P/E Ratio
50.51
Dividend Yield
1.24%
Market Cap
$1.06 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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