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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 +1.49%   was up 0.3%, as precision instruments, metals and shipping led the early gainers. Medical-device maker Terumo /zigman2/quotes/201738044/delayed JP:4543 +2.33%   was up 3%, as were Sumitomo Metal Mining /zigman2/quotes/205273301/delayed JP:5713 +1.80%   and major shipper Mitsui O.S.K. /zigman2/quotes/204152844/delayed JP:9104 +2.37%  

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 +0.54%   was down 1.3%, marking five straight declines and the Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +0.67%  fell 1.6%. Insurers posted gains, with New China Life Insurance /zigman2/quotes/204761736/delayed CN:601336 +0.43%  up 0.7%. Tech stocks rebounded and Henan Shuanghui /zigman2/quotes/206924032/delayed CN:000895 -1.36%   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 +0.22%  , down for five straight days, gained 0.4% as tech stocks recovered. Lenovo /zigman2/quotes/205368244/delayed HK:992 +1.66%   jumped 6.5% and Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 +0.39%   was up 3%. Financials were also solid, with insurer Ping An /zigman2/quotes/210315058/delayed HK:2318 +0.49%   up 1% following its quarterly results.

Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -0.05%   rose 0.2% as Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +0.50%   and HK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 +1.45%   pared the previous day’s losses.

Singapore’s benchmark /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.13%   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 +0.07%   rose.

New Zealand’s NZX 50 /zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed NZ:NZ50GR +0.76%   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 +0.71%   posted modest gains even as mining companies, such as Fortescue Metals /zigman2/quotes/202351558/delayed AU:FMG +1.35%  , fell.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
23,748.49
+347.79 +1.49%
Volume: 0.00
Feb. 20, 2020 10:44a
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/zigman2/quotes/201738044/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 3,903.00
+89.00 +2.33%
Volume: 776,700
Feb. 20, 2020 10:44a
P/E Ratio
32.86
Dividend Yield
0.72%
Market Cap
¥2833.75 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥25.21M
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/zigman2/quotes/205273301/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 3,116.00
+55.00 +1.80%
Volume: 396,400
Feb. 20, 2020 10:44a
P/E Ratio
16.67
Dividend Yield
2.18%
Market Cap
¥847.16 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥134.46M
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/zigman2/quotes/204152844/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,589.00
+60.00 +2.37%
Volume: 448,700
Feb. 20, 2020 10:44a
P/E Ratio
5.80
Dividend Yield
2.51%
Market Cap
¥298.74 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥125.14M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
2,991.35
+15.95 +0.54%
Volume: 5.56B
Feb. 20, 2020 9:49a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
1,858.77
+12.36 +0.67%
Volume: 10.25B
Feb. 20, 2020 9:49a
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/zigman2/quotes/204761736/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
¥ 47.07
+0.20 +0.43%
Volume: 2.42M
Feb. 20, 2020 9:49a
P/E Ratio
11.10
Dividend Yield
1.64%
Market Cap
¥144.93 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥3.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/206924032/delayed
CN : China: Shenzhen
¥ 35.41
-0.49 -1.36%
Volume: 3.56M
Feb. 20, 2020 9:49a
P/E Ratio
22.56
Dividend Yield
4.09%
Market Cap
¥111.43 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥899,020
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
27,717.90
+62.09 +0.22%
Volume: 171,051
Feb. 20, 2020 9:49a
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/zigman2/quotes/205368244/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 5.51
+0.09 +1.66%
Volume: 11.33M
Feb. 20, 2020 9:49a
P/E Ratio
12.12
Dividend Yield
5.10%
Market Cap
HK$64.28 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$7.25M
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 413.00
+1.60 +0.39%
Volume: 3.16M
Feb. 20, 2020 9:49a
P/E Ratio
40.26
Dividend Yield
0.24%
Market Cap
HK$3868.37 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$8.27M
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/zigman2/quotes/210315058/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 91.55
+0.45 +0.49%
Volume: 3.13M
Feb. 20, 2020 9:49a
P/E Ratio
9.70
Dividend Yield
2.32%
Market Cap
HK$1652.80 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$3.35M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,209.30
-1.04 -0.05%
Volume: 254,015
Feb. 20, 2020 10:44a
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
60,500.00
+300.00 +0.50%
Volume: 6.07M
Feb. 20, 2020 10:44a
P/E Ratio
16.70
Dividend Yield
2.34%
Market Cap
₩406201.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
105,000
+1,500 +1.45%
Volume: 1.05M
Feb. 20, 2020 10:44a
P/E Ratio
35.50
Dividend Yield
0.95%
Market Cap
₩69768.10 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,209.45
-4.26 -0.13%
Volume: 0.00
Feb. 20, 2020 9:49a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed
MY : Malaysia
1,535.29
+1.13 +0.07%
Volume: 0.00
Feb. 20, 2020 9:49a
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/zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed
NZ : New Zealand: NZX
12,071.59
+90.56 +0.76%
Volume: 0.00
Feb. 20, 2020 2:48p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
7,195.50
+50.90 +0.71%
Volume: 399,322
Feb. 20, 2020 12:44p
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/zigman2/quotes/202351558/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 11.29
+0.15 +1.35%
Volume: 8.32M
Feb. 20, 2020 12:44p
P/E Ratio
7.79
Dividend Yield
8.86%
Market Cap
$34.04 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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