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March 21, 2019, 11:22 p.m. EDT

Asian markets mixed as investors process Fed’s outlook

Stocks fall in Japan, Hong Kong, but rise in Southeast Asia

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Reuters
Tencent shares fell only slightly in Hong Kong on Friday despite a massive drop in quarterly profit.

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Friday, as investors pondered the effects of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s more dovish stance.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.74%   fell 0.2% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +1.66%   slipped 0.4%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.40%   dropped 0.5% while South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +1.43%   decline 0.2%. Benchmark indexes in Taiwan  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +1.64%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.63%   were up slight. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.12%   was the region’s biggest gainer, up 0.6%.

Among individual stocks, Fast Retailing /zigman2/quotes/200663563/delayed JP:9983 +0.22%  and Sony /zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed JP:6758 +0.18%  fell in Tokyo trading, while SoftBank Group /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 +0.87%   advanced. Property and casino stocks rose in Hong Kong while PetroChina /zigman2/quotes/204979431/delayed HK:857 +2.55%   and Sunny Optical /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 +3.73%   were among the biggest decliners. Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 -0.18%   fell only slightly after reporting a worst-ever 32% drop in quarterly profit. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +1.65%   and SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 +3.08%   rose in South Korea. Fortescue Metals /zigman2/quotes/202351558/delayed AU:FMG -0.41%  and Beach Energy /zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed AU:BPT +1.79%   jumped in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
22,863.73
+167.99 +0.74%
Volume: 0.00
June 5, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
24,770.41
+404.11 +1.66%
Volume: 2.40M
June 5, 2020 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
2,930.80
+11.55 +0.40%
Volume: 21.74B
June 5, 2020 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,181.87
+30.69 +1.43%
Volume: 854,591
June 5, 2020 3:30p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
2,751.50
+44.30 +1.64%
Volume: 0.00
June 5, 2020 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
4,947.78
+31.08 +0.63%
Volume: 0.00
June 5, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
5,998.70
+6.90 +0.12%
Volume: 946,415
June 5, 2020 5:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/200663563/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 63,940.00
+140.00 +0.22%
Volume: 969,900
June 5, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
43.87
Dividend Yield
0.75%
Market Cap
¥6512.87 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥40.83M
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/zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 7,280.00
+13.00 +0.18%
Volume: 5.39M
June 5, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
15.80
Dividend Yield
0.62%
Market Cap
¥8866.91 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥72.37M
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 5,220.00
+45.00 +0.87%
Volume: 21.34M
June 5, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
35.02
Dividend Yield
0.84%
Market Cap
¥10701.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥126.96M
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/zigman2/quotes/204979431/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 2.81
+0.07 +2.55%
Volume: 109.07M
June 5, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
23.36
Dividend Yield
5.59%
Market Cap
HK$501.48 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$5.32M
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/zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 114.00
+4.10 +3.73%
Volume: 9.72M
June 5, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
27.75
Dividend Yield
0.71%
Market Cap
HK$120.54 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.08M
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 434.20
-0.80 -0.18%
Volume: 26.53M
June 5, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
39.10
Dividend Yield
0.28%
Market Cap
HK$4119.84 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$8.27M
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
55,500.00
+900.00 +1.65%
Volume: 22.74M
June 5, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
17.71
Dividend Yield
2.55%
Market Cap
₩370880.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
90,400.00
+2,700 +3.08%
Volume: 4.00M
June 5, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
39.68
Dividend Yield
1.11%
Market Cap
₩59986.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/202351558/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 14.54
-0.06 -0.41%
Volume: 9.06M
June 5, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
6.26
Dividend Yield
6.88%
Market Cap
$44.94 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 1.71
+0.03 +1.79%
Volume: 14.61M
June 5, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
6.80
Dividend Yield
1.17%
Market Cap
$3.82 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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