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June 3, 2019, 9:04 a.m. EDT

Asian markets mostly lower as trade tensions show no sign of fading

Nikkei retreats, along with stocks in China

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Reuters
An employee works at the Maanshan steel and iron factory in Hefei, China. A private gauge said Monday that China’s factory activity was flat in May.

Asian markets were mostly lower in early trading Monday, as global trade tensions showed no signs of easing.

On Sunday, the White House said President Donald Trump was “deadly serious” about imposing punitive tariffs against all imports from Mexico unless the stream of migrants crossing the border was significantly slowed. Meanwhile, China blamed the U.S. for the breakdown in trade talks, and said it won’t back down, although it left the door open for further negotiations with the U.S.

On Monday, the private Caixin gauge found China’s factory activity was flat in May, though still in expansion territory, contrary to previous data that indicated cooling manufacturing activity.

Japan’s Nikkei closed down 0.9% /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +1.15%   and the Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.81%   was flat. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +1.15%   slipped 0.3% while South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +1.11%   rose 1.3%. Benchmark indexes were down in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 +1.63%   and Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.34%  , and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.54%   fell 1.2%.

Among individual stocks, SoftBank Group /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 -0.81%   fell in Tokyo trading after the Wall Street Journal reported money managers have been cool to its bid to start a new $100 mega fund. Nippon Steel /zigman2/quotes/209782682/delayed JP:5401 +1.42%   and Toyota /zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed JP:7203 +2.27%   also dropped. In Hong Kong, China Mobile /zigman2/quotes/200868736/delayed HK:941 -0.30%   gained while casino operator Sands China /zigman2/quotes/207609245/delayed HK:1928 +2.96%   and property developer Country Garden /zigman2/quotes/201681083/delayed HK:2007 +0.38%   slipped. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +1.73%   and LG Electronics /zigman2/quotes/209966407/delayed KR:066570 +0.15%   surged in South Korea. In Australia, BHP /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP +1.98%  , Rio Tinto /zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed AU:RIO +2.16%   and Beach Energy /zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed AU:BPT +1.69%   fell.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
21,798.87
+246.89 +1.15%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 11, 2019 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,521.85
+213.41 +0.81%
Volume: 2.10M
Oct. 14, 2019 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,007.88
+34.23 +1.15%
Volume: 20.86B
Oct. 14, 2019 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,067.40
+22.79 +1.11%
Volume: 511,215
Oct. 14, 2019 6:03p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
11,066.95
+176.99 +1.63%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 14, 2019 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,124.45
+10.48 +0.34%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 14, 2019 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,642.60
+35.80 +0.54%
Volume: 489,247
Oct. 14, 2019 5:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 4,156.00
-34.00 -0.81%
Volume: 11.84M
Oct. 11, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
4.07
Dividend Yield
0.53%
Market Cap
¥8605.71 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥126.96M
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/zigman2/quotes/209782682/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,504.50
+21.00 +1.42%
Volume: 2.44M
Oct. 11, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
4.91
Dividend Yield
3.32%
Market Cap
¥1384.77 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥64.38M
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/zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 7,269.00
+161.00 +2.27%
Volume: 4.76M
Oct. 11, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
11.03
Dividend Yield
3.03%
Market Cap
¥20530.10 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥81.43M
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/zigman2/quotes/200868736/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 66.40
-0.20 -0.30%
Volume: 19.54M
Oct. 14, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
10.93
Dividend Yield
4.39%
Market Cap
HK$1363.67 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.88M
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/zigman2/quotes/207609245/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 36.50
+1.05 +2.96%
Volume: 15.39M
Oct. 14, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
19.18
Dividend Yield
5.45%
Market Cap
HK$286.69 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.41M
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/zigman2/quotes/201681083/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 10.52
+0.04 +0.38%
Volume: 22.81M
Oct. 14, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
5.36
Dividend Yield
5.61%
Market Cap
HK$223.93 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$3.60M
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
50,000.00
+850.00 +1.73%
Volume: 11.13M
Oct. 14, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
10.79
Dividend Yield
2.83%
Market Cap
₩333860.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/209966407/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
68,900.00
+100.00 +0.15%
Volume: 360,306
Oct. 14, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
13.74
Dividend Yield
1.09%
Market Cap
₩12388.60 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 36.53
+0.71 +1.98%
Volume: 5.19M
Oct. 14, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
15.38
Dividend Yield
5.25%
Market Cap
$181.13 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 91.91
+1.94 +2.16%
Volume: 1.54M
Oct. 14, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
8.38
Dividend Yield
9.76%
Market Cap
$146.60 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.14M
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/zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 2.41
+0.04 +1.69%
Volume: 5.83M
Oct. 14, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
9.54
Dividend Yield
0.83%
Market Cap
$5.40 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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