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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 +0.40%   rose 1% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.28%   fell 1%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +1.14%   inched up 0.1%, while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +0.34%   rose 0.5%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.29%   advanced 0.4%. Stocks were about flat in Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.06%  , and down in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 +0.15%  , Malaysia /zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed MY:FBMKLCI -0.28%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.41%  . Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO -0.53%   rose 0.7%.

Among individual stocks, Sony Financial   gained in Tokyo trading, along with semiconductor-equipment maker Advantest /zigman2/quotes/206869087/delayed JP:6857 +0.27%   and Tokyo Gas /zigman2/quotes/204721803/delayed JP:9531 -2.63%  . In Hong Kong, Apple suppliers AAC /zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed HK:2018 +2.72%   and Sunny Optical /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 -0.58%  rose while AIA /zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed HK:1299 -1.50%   and PetroChina /zigman2/quotes/204979431/delayed HK:857 -0.75%   fell. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +0.29%   and SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 -0.60%   advanced in South Korea while Apple component maker Largan Precision /zigman2/quotes/210444196/delayed TW:3008 +0.15%   gained in Taiwan. After a big gain Wednesday, clothing retailer Kathmandu /zigman2/quotes/209380167/delayed AU:KMD -2.78%   retreated 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/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/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/210598052/delayed
MY : Malaysia
1,607.59
-4.52 -0.28%
Volume: 0.00
Nov. 27, 2020 5:05p
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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/206869087/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 7,330.00
+20.00 +0.27%
Volume: 1.46M
Nov. 27, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
28.49
Dividend Yield
1.08%
Market Cap
¥1436.35 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥54.65M
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/zigman2/quotes/204721803/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,458.50
-66.50 -2.63%
Volume: 1.96M
Nov. 27, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
24.43
Dividend Yield
2.44%
Market Cap
¥1113.54 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥116.04M
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/zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 43.40
+1.15 +2.72%
Volume: 10.87M
Nov. 27, 2020 4:09p
P/E Ratio
26.61
Dividend Yield
0.23%
Market Cap
HK$51.06 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$411,637
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/zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 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$2.13M
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/zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 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$12.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/204979431/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 2.63
-0.02 -0.75%
Volume: 85.81M
Nov. 27, 2020 4:09p
P/E Ratio
22.79
Dividend Yield
5.49%
Market Cap
HK$875.13 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$5.79M
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
68,200.00
+200.00 +0.29%
Volume: 14.06M
Nov. 27, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
18.62
Dividend Yield
2.08%
Market Cap
₩456881.95 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩2.19B
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
98,800.00
-600.00 -0.60%
Volume: 1.98M
Nov. 27, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
23.55
Dividend Yield
1.01%
Market Cap
₩67989.78 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩955.63M
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/zigman2/quotes/210444196/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 3,330.00
+5.00 +0.15%
Volume: 691,654
Nov. 27, 2020 1:30p
P/E Ratio
17.55
Dividend Yield
2.37%
Market Cap
NT$446.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/209380167/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 1.23
-0.04 -2.78%
Volume: 2.59M
Nov. 27, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
64.14
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$896.79 million
Rev. per Employee
$388,012
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