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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 -0.47%   fell slightly, while the Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.04%   was about flat. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -0.57%   fell 1%, while benchmark indexes in Taiwan  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.03%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX -0.51%   rose slightly. Australia’s S&P/ASX /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO -0.74%  was about flat.

Among individual stocks, Honda /zigman2/quotes/200490352/delayed JP:7267 +1.61%   and Inpex /zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed JP:1605 +4.24%   gained in Tokyo trading, while SoftBank Group /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 +0.05%   and Nintendo /zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed JP:7974 +1.49%   fell. In Hong Kong, Apple suppliers AAC /zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed HK:2018 -0.35%   and Sunny Optical /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 -1.05%   jumped, while Geely Automotive /zigman2/quotes/200716015/delayed HK:175 -1.22%   sank. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 -0.36%   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 -3.28%   and Fortescue Metals /zigman2/quotes/202351558/delayed AU:FMG -0.67%   rose in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
28,864.32
-65.79 -0.23%
Volume: 0.00
March 5, 2021 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
29,098.29
-138.50 -0.47%
Volume: 4.00M
March 5, 2021 4:09p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,501.99
-1.50 -0.04%
Volume: 35.64B
March 5, 2021 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
3,026.26
-17.23 -0.57%
Volume: 1.19M
March 5, 2021 3:32p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,013.85
-0.93 -0.03%
Volume: 0.00
March 5, 2021 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
6,258.75
-32.05 -0.51%
Volume: 0.00
March 5, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,710.80
-49.90 -0.74%
Volume: 702,246
March 5, 2021 5:05p
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/zigman2/quotes/200490352/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 3,101.00
+49.00 +1.61%
Volume: 6.07M
March 5, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
12.91
Dividend Yield
2.64%
Market Cap
¥5269.72 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥68.28M
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/zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 811.00
+33.00 +4.24%
Volume: 20.04M
March 5, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
3.33%
Market Cap
¥1136.04 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 10,055.00
+5.00 +0.05%
Volume: 17.65M
March 5, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
13.01
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥18106.53 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥76.45M
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/zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 62,030.00
+910.00 +1.49%
Volume: 1.11M
March 5, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
16.84
Dividend Yield
3.03%
Market Cap
¥7280.81 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥211.05M
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/zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 42.85
-0.15 -0.35%
Volume: 10.54M
March 5, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
26.28
Dividend Yield
0.23%
Market Cap
HK$51.97 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$514,884
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/zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 188.60
-2.00 -1.05%
Volume: 6.04M
March 5, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
43.26
Dividend Yield
0.43%
Market Cap
HK$208.53 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$2.13M
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/zigman2/quotes/200716015/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 24.35
-0.30 -1.22%
Volume: 77.63M
March 5, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
31.35
Dividend Yield
1.03%
Market Cap
HK$242.03 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$3.04M
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
82,100.00
-300.00 -0.36%
Volume: 20.51M
March 5, 2021 3:30p
P/E Ratio
21.37
Dividend Yield
1.72%
Market Cap
₩552063.16 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 117.68
-3.99 -3.28%
Volume: 1.55M
March 5, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
13.71
Dividend Yield
5.22%
Market Cap
$176.49 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.36M
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/zigman2/quotes/202351558/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 22.10
-0.15 -0.67%
Volume: 11.26M
March 5, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
7.48
Dividend Yield
11.18%
Market Cap
$68.47 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.37M
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