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April 17, 2019, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Asian markets quiet, shrugging off geopolitical news

Nikkei, Hang Seng dip slightly despite encouraging report on U.S.-China trade deal

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By Associated Press and Marketwatch


Bloomberg News
A plane flies over shipping containers stacked at a terminal in Fukuoka, Japan. Japan and the U.S. renewed trade talks this week in Washington.

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday, tracking Wall Street’s lackluster trading day.

Markets largely shrugged off a report that the U.S. and China may sign a long-negotiated trade deal in late May or early June, as well of claims that North Korea test-fired a new tactical guided weapon, its first such test since November.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.23%   slipped after data showed disappointing readings in factory activity and manufacturer confidence. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +1.07%   fell slightly, while the Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.43%   was about flat. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +1.02%   fell 1%, while benchmark indexes in Taiwan  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.65%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.56%   rose slightly. Australia’s S&P/ASX /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.36%  was about flat.

Among individual stocks, Honda /zigman2/quotes/200490352/delayed JP:7267 +0.48%   and Inpex /zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed JP:1605 -0.79%   gained in Tokyo trading, while SoftBank Group /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 +0.16%   and Nintendo /zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed JP:7974 +0.18%   fell. In Hong Kong, Apple suppliers AAC /zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed HK:2018 +8.97%   and Sunny Optical /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 +5.72%   jumped, while Geely Automotive /zigman2/quotes/200716015/delayed HK:175 +1.19%   sank. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +1.82%   fell in South Korea, after reports that its expensive new foldable smartphone was breaking after just a day or two. Rio Tinto /zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed AU:RIO 0.00%   and Fortescue Metals /zigman2/quotes/202351558/delayed AU:FMG -0.60%   rose in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
23,354.40
+54.31 +0.23%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 6, 2019 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,498.37
+281.33 +1.07%
Volume: 1.64M
Dec. 6, 2019 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
2,912.01
+12.55 +0.43%
Volume: 13.41B
Dec. 6, 2019 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,081.85
+21.11 +1.02%
Volume: 440,188
Dec. 6, 2019 6:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,194.71
+20.52 +0.65%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 6, 2019 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
6,186.87
+34.75 +0.56%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 6, 2019 4:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,707.00
+24.00 +0.36%
Volume: 459,318
Dec. 6, 2019 5:09p
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/zigman2/quotes/200490352/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 3,144.00
+15.00 +0.48%
Volume: 2.97M
Dec. 6, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
10.56
Dividend Yield
3.56%
Market Cap
¥5532.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥73.06M
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/zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,064.50
-8.50 -0.79%
Volume: 3.87M
Dec. 6, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
11.82
Dividend Yield
2.54%
Market Cap
¥1554.38 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥291.81M
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 4,257.00
+7.00 +0.16%
Volume: 10.04M
Dec. 6, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
9.62
Dividend Yield
1.03%
Market Cap
¥8817.26 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥126.96M
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/zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 43,760.00
+80.00 +0.18%
Volume: 1.19M
Dec. 6, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
27.38
Dividend Yield
1.74%
Market Cap
¥5212.88 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥217.41M
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/zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 61.95
+5.10 +8.97%
Volume: 26.79M
Dec. 6, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
23.63
Dividend Yield
2.31%
Market Cap
HK$74.87 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$411,637
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/zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 138.70
+7.50 +5.72%
Volume: 10.16M
Dec. 6, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
48.24
Dividend Yield
0.48%
Market Cap
HK$152.13 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.08M
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/zigman2/quotes/200716015/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 15.36
+0.18 +1.19%
Volume: 33.55M
Dec. 6, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
12.38
Dividend Yield
2.28%
Market Cap
HK$140.48 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$3.04M
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
50,400.00
+900.00 +1.82%
Volume: 11.41M
Dec. 6, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
13.91
Dividend Yield
2.81%
Market Cap
₩342350.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 95.79
0.00 0.00%
Volume: 608,371
Dec. 6, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
8.73
Dividend Yield
9.37%
Market Cap
$155.54 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.14M
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/zigman2/quotes/202351558/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 9.91
-0.06 -0.60%
Volume: 7.67M
Dec. 6, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
6.84
Dividend Yield
4.34%
Market Cap
$30.60 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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