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By Dow Jones Newswire


Reuters
A Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail train is seen at a station in Hong Kong on Thursday. A new high-speed connection will link Hong Kong to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou and then onto China’s national rail network.

Asian stock indexes jumped to across-the-board gains Friday, with Japan in the lead, but ended largely mixed.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +2.55%   was up 0.3%, as precision instruments, metals and shipping led the early gainers. Medical-device maker Terumo /zigman2/quotes/201738044/delayed JP:4543 +4.44%   was up 3%, as were Sumitomo Metal Mining /zigman2/quotes/205273301/delayed JP:5713 +4.81%   and major shipper Mitsui O.S.K. /zigman2/quotes/204152844/delayed JP:9104 +3.90%  

Chinese stocks tried and failed to end a rough week on an up note, reversing an early gain by Friday’s close. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +1.78%   was down 1.3%, marking five straight declines and the Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +1.48%  fell 1.6%. Insurers posted gains, with New China Life Insurance /zigman2/quotes/204761736/delayed CN:601336 +3.36%  up 0.7%. Tech stocks rebounded and Henan Shuanghui /zigman2/quotes/206924032/delayed CN:000895 +1.11%   recovered 0.6% after the meat producer closed a slaughterhouse because of African swine fever, reversing some of Thursday’s slide.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +2.57%  , down for five straight days, gained 0.4% as tech stocks recovered. Lenovo /zigman2/quotes/205368244/delayed HK:992 +1.56%   jumped 6.5% and Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 +3.44%   was up 3%. Financials were also solid, with insurer Ping An /zigman2/quotes/210315058/delayed HK:2318 +1.97%   up 1% following its quarterly results.

Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +1.54%   rose 0.2% as Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +2.63%   and HK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 +5.40%   pared the previous day’s losses.

Singapore’s benchmark /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.61%   gave up an early gain to close down less than 0.1%, falling seven days in a row. Indexes in Taiwan   and Malaysia /zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed MY:FBMKLCI +0.24%   rose.

New Zealand’s NZX 50 /zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed NZ:NZ50GR -0.59%   jumped 0.6% as it neared a fourth straight day of gains and came close to its record closing high, set in July. Australia’s benchmark /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.46%   posted modest gains even as mining companies, such as Fortescue Metals /zigman2/quotes/202351558/delayed AU:FMG +2.00%  , fell.

/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/201738044/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 3,925.00
+167.00 +4.44%
Volume: 5.20M
Dec. 13, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
32.72
Dividend Yield
0.71%
Market Cap
¥2937.60 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥25.21M
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/zigman2/quotes/205273301/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 3,660.00
+168.00 +4.81%
Volume: 2.93M
Dec. 13, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
26.38
Dividend Yield
2.10%
Market Cap
¥1005.71 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥134.46M
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/zigman2/quotes/204152844/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 3,035.00
+114.00 +3.90%
Volume: 954,900
Dec. 13, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
8.03
Dividend Yield
2.14%
Market Cap
¥362.96 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥125.14M
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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/204761736/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
¥ 47.41
+1.54 +3.36%
Volume: 24.67M
Dec. 13, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
11.18
Dividend Yield
1.62%
Market Cap
¥147.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥3.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/206924032/delayed
CN : China: Shenzhen
¥ 29.09
+0.32 +1.11%
Volume: 18.02M
Dec. 13, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
18.54
Dividend Yield
4.98%
Market Cap
¥96.56 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥899,020
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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/205368244/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 5.21
+0.08 +1.56%
Volume: 51.00M
Dec. 13, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
11.46
Dividend Yield
5.39%
Market Cap
HK$62.60 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$7.25M
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 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$3420.87 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$8.27M
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/zigman2/quotes/210315058/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 93.10
+1.80 +1.97%
Volume: 34.38M
Dec. 13, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
9.86
Dividend Yield
2.28%
Market Cap
HK$1696.53 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$3.35M
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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/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
54,700.00
+1,400 +2.63%
Volume: 18.12M
Dec. 13, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
15.10
Dividend Yield
2.59%
Market Cap
₩371559.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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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
₩60123.70 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,214.05
+19.38 +0.61%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 13, 2019 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed
MY : Malaysia
1,571.16
+3.82 +0.24%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 13, 2019 5:05p
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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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/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/202351558/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 10.72
+0.21 +2.00%
Volume: 12.83M
Dec. 13, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
7.40
Dividend Yield
4.01%
Market Cap
$33.10 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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