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Asian markets mostly gain on U.S.-China trade-talk hopes

Nikkei gives up early gains; Hong Kong stocks jump higher, and New Zealand sets a record

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By Dow Jones Newswire


Reuters
Uen Ying Juanita Mok of Hong Kong competes in women's Taijiquan on Sunday at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

Asian stock markets mostly gained Monday, following advances on Wall Street on Friday after reports that the U.S. and China are drawing a road map to resolve their trade dispute that may culminate in a meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping in November.

Japanese stocks traded in a tight range, as the Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.41%  gave up early gains to end down 0.3% at 22,199.00. Cosmetics maker Shiseido /zigman2/quotes/207601624/delayed JP:4911 +4.80%  climbed 1.9% and drug firm Eisai /zigman2/quotes/203064480/delayed JP:4523 -5.29%   added 0.4%, while Toyota /zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed JP:7203 +1.31%   fell 0.6%.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +1.42%  jumped 1.4% to 27,598.02 after snapping a five-day losing streak Friday. Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 +1.36%  surged 4.1%, while Wynn Macau /zigman2/quotes/200973447/delayed HK:1128 +3.04%   popped 8.9% on a dividend announcement.

Chinese stocks rebounded following their drubbing last week that left benchmarks at fresh multiyear closing lows. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.63%   ended at the day’s highs, gaining 1.1% to 2,698.47 after sliding 4.5% last week. Smaller-cap benchmarks in Shenzhen /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 -1.26%   added 0.6%.

In Seoul, Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.57%  ended marginally higher at 2,247.88 as Samsung Electronics /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +1.37%  fell 0.6% and steelmaker Posco /zigman2/quotes/201759282/delayed KR:005490 +0.72%   gained 2.6%.

Australia’s ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO -0.11%  also notched tiny gains, ending at 6,345.0, held in check by major bank stocks. ANZ /zigman2/quotes/205482049/delayed AU:ANZ +1.95%  shed 0.8%, Commonwealth Bank /zigman2/quotes/200638713/delayed AU:CBA -0.48%   lost 0.9% and Westpac /zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed AU:WBC +2.31%  fell 0.6%. New Zealand’s NZX 50 /zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed NZ:NZ50GR -1.32%   notched its fourth straight gain, adding 0.6% to 9.109.15, a new closing record.

Benchmarks in Taiwan   and Malaysia /zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed MY:FBMKLCI -0.52%   posted modest gains while the Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.75%  index slipped.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
22,843.96
+93.72 +0.41%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 12, 2020 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/207601624/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 5,743.00
+263.00 +4.80%
Volume: 5.03M
Aug. 12, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.70%
Market Cap
¥2189.03 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥29.24M
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/zigman2/quotes/203064480/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 9,292.00
-519.00 -5.29%
Volume: 1.54M
Aug. 12, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
21.39
Dividend Yield
1.72%
Market Cap
¥2812.49 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥60.00M
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/zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 7,244.00
+94.00 +1.31%
Volume: 6.94M
Aug. 12, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
13.26
Dividend Yield
1.10%
Market Cap
¥19991.13 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥81.43M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
25,244.02
+353.34 +1.42%
Volume: 1.76M
Aug. 12, 2020 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 520.50
+7.00 +1.36%
Volume: 18.94M
Aug. 12, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
46.87
Dividend Yield
0.23%
Market Cap
HK$4877.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$8.27M
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/zigman2/quotes/200973447/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 14.90
+0.44 +3.04%
Volume: 35.29M
Aug. 12, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
15.30
Dividend Yield
3.02%
Market Cap
HK$75.15 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$3.23M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,319.27
-21.02 -0.63%
Volume: 37.83B
Aug. 12, 2020 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,215.11
-28.34 -1.26%
Volume: 45.00B
Aug. 12, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,432.35
+13.68 +0.57%
Volume: 763,734
Aug. 12, 2020 3:30p
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
59,000.00
+800.00 +1.37%
Volume: 18.57M
Aug. 12, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
18.83
Dividend Yield
2.40%
Market Cap
₩388832.59 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/201759282/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
208,500
+1,500 +0.72%
Volume: 360,782
Aug. 12, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
11.27
Dividend Yield
3.84%
Market Cap
₩16583.94 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,132.00
-6.70 -0.11%
Volume: 771,911
Aug. 12, 2020 5:25p
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/zigman2/quotes/205482049/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 18.85
+0.36 +1.95%
Volume: 8.05M
Aug. 12, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
12.89
Dividend Yield
11.58%
Market Cap
$52.35 billion
Rev. per Employee
$908,476
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/zigman2/quotes/200638713/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 74.34
-0.36 -0.48%
Volume: 4.40M
Aug. 12, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
13.69
Dividend Yield
5.80%
Market Cap
$132.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
$919,022
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/zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 18.19
+0.41 +2.31%
Volume: 12.29M
Aug. 12, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
13.67
Dividend Yield
9.57%
Market Cap
$64.11 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.09M
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/zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed
NZ : New Zealand: NZX
11,491.91
-153.41 -1.32%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 12, 2020 5:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed
MY : Malaysia
1,556.64
-8.10 -0.52%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 12, 2020 5:05p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
2,563.20
+19.05 +0.75%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 12, 2020 5:20p
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