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Sept. 9, 2019, 11:02 p.m. EDT

Asian markets mixed as investors digest economic data ahead of central bank meetings

Nikkei edges up, Hang Seng struggles for direction

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Reuters
Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, in Shanghai, China.

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Tuesday, following a lackluster session on Wall Street.

Investors continued to mull recent economic data while they away upcoming meetings by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, both of which are expected to announce monetary stimulus moves.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told Fox Business on Monday that he views the renewed trade talks with China in October as a sign of “good faith,” and claimed the tariff war has had no effect on the U.S. economy .

On Tuesday, data from China showed that consumer inflation rose more than expected in August, although the producer-price index unexpectedly fell 0.8% in August from a year ago.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.18%   rose 0.2% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -0.48%   was about flat. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -1.32%   retreated 0.4% while the Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 -1.17%   slipped 0.5%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -0.83%  gained 0.3%, while benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 -0.06%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.38%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.18%   were mixed. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO -0.52%   fell 0.5%.

Among individual stocks, Nissan Motor /zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed JP:7201 +0.61%   surged in Tokyo trading after its CEO announced he will step down next week. SoftBank /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 +0.09%   rose after a report that it is urging WeWork, which it had invested about $10 billion into, to shelve its IPO. Toyota /zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed JP:7203 -0.20%   also rose, while Sony /zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed JP:6758 -0.94%   fell. In Hong Kong, CNOOC /zigman2/quotes/203421416/delayed HK:883 -0.50%   and China Life Insurance /zigman2/quotes/202359856/delayed HK:2628 -1.05%   gained while Sunny Optical /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 +1.28%   and Country Garden /zigman2/quotes/201681083/delayed HK:2007 -0.18%   declined. Chip maker SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 -4.44%   fell in South Korea, while Taiwan Semiconductor /zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed TW:2330 -0.17%   slipped in Taiwan. Beach Energy /zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed AU:BPT 0.00%   and Oil Search /zigman2/quotes/204702973/delayed AU:OSH +0.14%   surged in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
22,492.68
+40.82 +0.18%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 18, 2019 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,719.58
-128.91 -0.48%
Volume: 1.54M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
2,938.14
-39.19 -1.32%
Volume: 15.00B
Oct. 18, 2019 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
1,616.72
-19.20 -1.17%
Volume: 23.80B
Oct. 18, 2019 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,060.69
-17.25 -0.83%
Volume: 516,687
Oct. 18, 2019 6:03p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
11,180.22
-6.66 -0.06%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 18, 2019 1:31p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,114.16
-11.98 -0.38%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 18, 2019 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
6,191.95
+10.93 +0.18%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 18, 2019 4:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,649.70
-35.00 -0.52%
Volume: 633,428
Oct. 18, 2019 4:38p
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/zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 689.30
+4.20 +0.61%
Volume: 11.67M
Oct. 18, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
12.86
Dividend Yield
5.08%
Market Cap
¥2697.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥85.36M
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 4,299.00
+4.00 +0.09%
Volume: 8.70M
Oct. 18, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
4.21
Dividend Yield
1.02%
Market Cap
¥8901.82 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥126.96M
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/zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 7,368.00
-15.00 -0.20%
Volume: 3.42M
Oct. 18, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
11.18
Dividend Yield
2.99%
Market Cap
¥20809.70 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥81.43M
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/zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 6,449.00
-61.00 -0.94%
Volume: 4.65M
Oct. 18, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
9.90
Dividend Yield
0.62%
Market Cap
¥8040.64 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥72.37M
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/zigman2/quotes/203421416/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 11.88
-0.06 -0.50%
Volume: 57.66M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
8.03
Dividend Yield
6.14%
Market Cap
HK$530.41 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$13.96M
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/zigman2/quotes/202359856/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 18.76
-0.20 -1.05%
Volume: 23.20M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
13.97
Dividend Yield
0.97%
Market Cap
HK$530.25 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$7.60M
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/zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 118.80
+1.50 +1.28%
Volume: 5.27M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
41.32
Dividend Yield
0.56%
Market Cap
HK$130.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.08M
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/zigman2/quotes/201681083/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 10.84
-0.02 -0.18%
Volume: 25.48M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
5.52
Dividend Yield
5.52%
Market Cap
HK$231.62 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$3.60M
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
77,400.00
-3,600 -4.44%
Volume: 13.63M
Oct. 18, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
5.49
Dividend Yield
1.94%
Market Cap
₩52941.70 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 293.00
-0.50 -0.17%
Volume: 45.10M
Oct. 18, 2019 1:30p
P/E Ratio
23.95
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
NT$7597.61 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 2.35
0.00 0.00%
Volume: 4.98M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
9.30
Dividend Yield
0.85%
Market Cap
$5.36 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/204702973/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 7.19
+0.01 +0.14%
Volume: 3.06M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
18.60
Dividend Yield
2.70%
Market Cap
$10.96 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.46M
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