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Indexes in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia drop 1% or more

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By Dow Jones Newswire


Bloomberg News
Shares of Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. were down more than 5% Monday.

Asian stock markets fell Monday following Friday’s regional bounce that eased last week’s pain, as investors failed to pick up the baton from U.S. stocks that rebounded late last week.

Defensive stocks came under pressure in Japan. Near session lows in the early going, the Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +2.55%  closed down 1.9% to 22,271.30, tumbling 423 points. The financial sector was hit particularly hard, with Mitsubishi UFJ /zigman2/quotes/207520099/delayed JP:8306 +2.69%   falling 2% and Mizuho Financial /zigman2/quotes/204507985/delayed JP:8411 +2.03%   down 1.6%. Sharp losses were also felt by Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing /zigman2/quotes/200663563/delayed JP:9983 +4.39%  and electronics giant Sharp /zigman2/quotes/203224600/delayed JP:6753 +0.90%   . SoftBank /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 +1.25%   tumbled more than 7% over worries about its close investment ties to the Saudi government in the wake of a journalist’s disappearance. That came as the yen /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY -0.0759%   was near session highs, with the dollar easing to ¥111.73 from about ¥112.19 late Friday in New York.

The Hong Kong Hang Seng /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +2.57%  finished down 1.4%, led by tech declines. Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 +3.44%   dropped 2% and smartphone-component maker AAC Tech /zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed HK:2018 +0.68%   fell more than 7%.

Selling picked up throughout the day for markets in mainland China, with the Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +1.78%   closing down 1.5% and the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +1.48%   dropped 1.4%.

Tech stocks also weighed in Taiwan’s Taiex  , as Taiwan Semiconductor /zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed TW:2330 +2.26%  declined more than 1.4%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +1.54%   fell 0.8%, with index heavyweight SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 +5.40%   sinking 2.9%.

Australia’s ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.46%   closed off around 1%, with financials and materials dragging down the market. Commonwealth Bank of Australia /zigman2/quotes/200638713/delayed AU:CBA +0.43%  , Australia and New Zealand Banking Group /zigman2/quotes/205482049/delayed AU:ANZ +2.02%   and Westpac Banking /zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed AU:WBC +1.66%   all fell more than 1%, while mining giant BHP Billiton /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP +1.94%   fell around 1.5%. New Zealand’s benchmark /zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed NZ:NZ50GR -0.59%  closed flat after its worst week in 8½ years.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
24,023.10
+598.29 +2.55%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 13, 2019 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/207520099/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 595.70
+15.60 +2.69%
Volume: 124.52M
Dec. 13, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
9.30
Dividend Yield
4.20%
Market Cap
¥7498.57 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥50.52M
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/zigman2/quotes/204507985/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 170.70
+3.40 +2.03%
Volume: 210.74M
Dec. 13, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
174.25
Dividend Yield
4.39%
Market Cap
¥4242.40 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥60.82M
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/zigman2/quotes/200663563/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 67,280.00
+2,830 +4.39%
Volume: 1.48M
Dec. 13, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
42.30
Dividend Yield
0.74%
Market Cap
¥6577.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥40.83M
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/zigman2/quotes/203224600/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,676.00
+15.00 +0.90%
Volume: 1.77M
Dec. 13, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
17.70
Dividend Yield
1.49%
Market Cap
¥1014.62 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥50.23M
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 4,388.00
+54.00 +1.25%
Volume: 18.40M
Dec. 13, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
9.92
Dividend Yield
1.00%
Market Cap
¥8976.74 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥126.96M
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/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
109.2180
-0.0830 -0.0759%
Volume: 0.0000
Dec. 13, 2019 11:29a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
27,687.76
+693.62 +2.57%
Volume: 2.21M
Dec. 13, 2019 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 361.00
+12.00 +3.44%
Volume: 32.79M
Dec. 13, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
35.19
Dividend Yield
0.28%
Market Cap
HK$3307.15 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$8.27M
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/zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 66.15
+0.45 +0.68%
Volume: 13.82M
Dec. 13, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
25.23
Dividend Yield
2.16%
Market Cap
HK$79.40 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$411,637
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
2,967.68
+51.98 +1.78%
Volume: 21.20B
Dec. 13, 2019 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
1,660.55
+24.22 +1.48%
Volume: 29.40B
Dec. 13, 2019 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 339.00
+7.50 +2.26%
Volume: 58.20M
Dec. 13, 2019 1:30p
P/E Ratio
26.70
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
NT$8595.93 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,170.25
+32.90 +1.54%
Volume: 540,027
Dec. 13, 2019 6:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
87,900.00
+4,500 +5.40%
Volume: 5.83M
Dec. 13, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
10.88
Dividend Yield
1.71%
Market Cap
₩57045.70 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,739.70
+30.90 +0.46%
Volume: 646,001
Dec. 13, 2019 5:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/200638713/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 80.06
+0.34 +0.43%
Volume: 2.80M
Dec. 13, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
17.40
Dividend Yield
5.38%
Market Cap
$140.92 billion
Rev. per Employee
$919,022
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/zigman2/quotes/205482049/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 24.71
+0.49 +2.02%
Volume: 7.20M
Dec. 13, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
12.29
Dividend Yield
6.48%
Market Cap
$68.65 billion
Rev. per Employee
$908,476
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/zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 24.48
+0.40 +1.66%
Volume: 7.82M
Dec. 13, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
12.93
Dividend Yield
7.11%
Market Cap
$86.55 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.09M
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/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 39.35
+0.75 +1.94%
Volume: 6.52M
Dec. 13, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
16.56
Dividend Yield
4.87%
Market Cap
$195.19 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed
NZ : New Zealand: NZX
11,241.59
-66.39 -0.59%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 13, 2019 5:00p
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