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June 12, 2019, 9:26 a.m. EDT

Asian markets retreat; Hang Seng sinks amid Hong Kong protests

Nikkei about flat as investors look for direction

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Associated Press
Policemen in anti-riot gear stand watch as protesters use umbrellas to shield themselves outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

Hong Kong shares fell in mostly weaker Asian markets Wednesday, as protests heated up in the autonomous territory, and after the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.95%   snapped a six-session winning streak

The major indexes on Wall Street gave up early gains and ended the day slightly lower. On the trade front, President Donald Trump took credit for holding up U.S.-China trade talks, saying he has “no interest” in a deal unless China agrees to terms it had previously agreed upon. “We’re going to either do a great deal with China or we’re not going to do a deal,” Trump told reporters Tuesday.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.18%  closed down 0.4%.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -0.48%   slid 1.7% as protesters again swarmed the streets in opposition to a possible new extradition law with mainland China. Police later fired tear gas at protesters as demonstrations erupted, as lawmakers delayed indefinitely discussions on that bill.

The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -1.32%   retreated 0.6% and the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 -1.17%   fell 0.6% as May data showed China’s consumer inflation hit a 15-month high, in line with forecasts.

South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -0.83%   slipped 0.1%, while benchmarks in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 -0.06%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.18%   backtracked. Stocks were up slightly in Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.38%  , and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO -0.52% finished flat.

Among individual stocks, SoftBank Group /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 +0.09%   and Yahoo Japan /zigman2/quotes/207641152/delayed JP:4689 +0.30%   fell in Tokyo trading, while Toyota /zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed JP:7203 -0.20%   rose. In Hong Kong, Sunny Optical /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 +1.28%   slid, along with Sands China /zigman2/quotes/207609245/delayed HK:1928 -0.95%   and New World Development /zigman2/quotes/202357413/delayed HK:17 -1.25%  . LG Electronics /zigman2/quotes/209966407/delayed KR:066570 0.00%   and SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 -4.44%   dropped in South Korea, while Foxconn /zigman2/quotes/204111604/delayed TW:2354 -0.15%   declined in Taiwan after the Apple /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.48%  supplier said it could move production operations out of China if trade tensions heat up. BHP /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP -0.20%   and Rio Tinto /zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed AU:RIO +0.75%   surged in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
26,770.20
-255.68 -0.95%
Volume: 293.61M
Oct. 18, 2019 5:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
22,492.68
+40.82 +0.18%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 18, 2019 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,719.58
-128.91 -0.48%
Volume: 1.54M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:08p
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CN : China: Shanghai
2,938.14
-39.19 -1.32%
Volume: 15.00B
Oct. 18, 2019 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
1,616.72
-19.20 -1.17%
Volume: 23.80B
Oct. 18, 2019 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,060.69
-17.25 -0.83%
Volume: 516,687
Oct. 18, 2019 6:03p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
11,180.22
-6.66 -0.06%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 18, 2019 1:31p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
6,191.95
+10.93 +0.18%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 18, 2019 4:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,114.16
-11.98 -0.38%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 18, 2019 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,649.70
-35.00 -0.52%
Volume: 633,428
Oct. 18, 2019 4:38p
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 4,299.00
+4.00 +0.09%
Volume: 8.70M
Oct. 18, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
4.21
Dividend Yield
1.02%
Market Cap
¥8901.82 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥126.96M
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/zigman2/quotes/207641152/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 332.00
+1.00 +0.30%
Volume: 14.23M
Oct. 18, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
23.51
Dividend Yield
2.67%
Market Cap
¥1581.12 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥77.26M
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/zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 7,368.00
-15.00 -0.20%
Volume: 3.42M
Oct. 18, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
11.18
Dividend Yield
2.99%
Market Cap
¥20809.70 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥81.43M
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/zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 118.80
+1.50 +1.28%
Volume: 5.27M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
41.32
Dividend Yield
0.56%
Market Cap
HK$130.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.08M
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/zigman2/quotes/207609245/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 36.65
-0.35 -0.95%
Volume: 6.12M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
19.26
Dividend Yield
5.43%
Market Cap
HK$296.40 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.41M
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/zigman2/quotes/202357413/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 11.04
-0.14 -1.25%
Volume: 25.40M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
6.22
Dividend Yield
4.62%
Market Cap
HK$112.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.84M
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/zigman2/quotes/209966407/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
68,800.00
0.00 0.00%
Volume: 293,636
Oct. 18, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
13.72
Dividend Yield
1.09%
Market Cap
₩12388.60 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
77,400.00
-3,600 -4.44%
Volume: 13.63M
Oct. 18, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
5.49
Dividend Yield
1.94%
Market Cap
₩52941.70 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/204111604/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 65.10
-0.10 -0.15%
Volume: 2.89M
Oct. 18, 2019 1:30p
P/E Ratio
10.17
Dividend Yield
4.92%
Market Cap
NT$92.08 billion
Rev. per Employee
NT$888.52M
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/zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 236.41
+1.13 +0.48%
Volume: 24.38M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
20.15
Dividend Yield
1.30%
Market Cap
$1068.38 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 34.79
-0.07 -0.20%
Volume: 5.33M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
14.64
Dividend Yield
5.51%
Market Cap
$175.92 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 87.87
+0.65 +0.75%
Volume: 1.22M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
8.01
Dividend Yield
10.21%
Market Cap
$143.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.14M
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