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Sept. 16, 2019, 11:31 p.m. EDT

Asian markets slip as tensions remain high after attack on Saudi oil facilities

Hong Kong, mainland China post steepest losses as crude prices stabilize

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Bloomberg News
A screen displays stock figures outside the Exchange Square complex, which houses the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in Hong Kong.

Asian markets fell in early trading Tuesday, a day after oil prices spiked and global markets slipped following a weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

President Donald Trump on Monday said it “looks” like Iran was behind the attack, but suggested no military response was imminent. The Saudi government called the attack an “unprecedented act of aggression and sabotage” but stopped short of directly pinning blame on Iran. Tehran denied responsibility for the strike, which knocked out about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production. Oil prices jumped more than 14% on Monday, but crude futures   were far more subdued Tuesday.

“The calming overtones from Saudi officials suggesting the situation is manageable, after telling other OPEC members not to respond with extra output, have temporarily taken the edge of the disruption,” said Stephen Innes, Asia-Pacific market strategist at AxiTrader, in a note.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.34%  , which was closed for a holiday Monday, slipped 0.1%, as Trump told Congress that the U.S. and Japan are ready to sign a limited trade deal. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -1.01%   fell 0.9% and the Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.43%   slid about 0.9% while the Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 -0.79%   dropped 1.2%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -0.39%   edged up 0.2%, while benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 -0.28%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.58%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.16%   were mixed. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.01%   was about flat.

Among individual stocks, oil producer Inpex /zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed JP:1605 +1.96%   surged in Tokyo trading, as did e-commerce company Rakuten /zigman2/quotes/201861450/delayed JP:4755 -2.26%  , while SoftBank /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 -2.51%   fell. In Hong Kong, Geely Automobile /zigman2/quotes/200716015/delayed HK:175 -1.40%   and Hang Lung Properties /zigman2/quotes/200230831/delayed HK:101 -2.32%   declined. LG Electronics /zigman2/quotes/209966407/delayed KR:066570 -1.15%   slipped in South Korea and Foxconn /zigman2/quotes/204111604/delayed TW:2354 -0.46%   fell in Taiwan. BHP /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP +0.03%   and Rio Tinto /zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed AU:RIO +0.41%   dropped in Australia, while Woodside Petroleum /zigman2/quotes/203437212/delayed AU:WPL +0.16%   gained.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
22,625.38
+76.48 +0.34%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 23, 2019 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,515.35
-270.85 -1.01%
Volume: 1.09M
Oct. 23, 2019 3:55p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
2,941.62
-12.76 -0.43%
Volume: 12.38B
Oct. 23, 2019 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
1,618.40
-12.82 -0.79%
Volume: 21.60B
Oct. 23, 2019 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,080.62
-8.24 -0.39%
Volume: 417,198
Oct. 23, 2019 3:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
11,239.67
-31.58 -0.28%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 23, 2019 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,142.47
-18.20 -0.58%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 23, 2019 3:55p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
6,235.73
+10.23 +0.16%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 23, 2019 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,673.10
+0.90 +0.01%
Volume: 557,228
Oct. 23, 2019 5:25p
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/zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 982.80
+18.90 +1.96%
Volume: 5.38M
Oct. 23, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
13.17
Dividend Yield
2.44%
Market Cap
¥1407.48 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥291.81M
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/zigman2/quotes/201861450/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,040.00
-24.00 -2.26%
Volume: 8.21M
Oct. 23, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
7.99
Dividend Yield
0.43%
Market Cap
¥1440.63 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥74.20M
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 4,190.00
-108.00 -2.51%
Volume: 17.30M
Oct. 23, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
4.11
Dividend Yield
1.05%
Market Cap
¥8899.75 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥126.96M
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/zigman2/quotes/200716015/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 14.08
-0.20 -1.40%
Volume: 32.56M
Oct. 23, 2019 3:55p
P/E Ratio
11.35
Dividend Yield
2.49%
Market Cap
HK$130.21 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$3.04M
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/zigman2/quotes/200230831/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 16.86
-0.40 -2.32%
Volume: 5.04M
Oct. 23, 2019 3:55p
P/E Ratio
11.01
Dividend Yield
4.45%
Market Cap
HK$77.63 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$2.12M
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/zigman2/quotes/209966407/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
68,600.00
-800.00 -1.15%
Volume: 289,868
Oct. 23, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
13.68
Dividend Yield
1.09%
Market Cap
₩12496.60 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/204111604/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 65.40
-0.30 -0.46%
Volume: 3.20M
Oct. 23, 2019 1:30p
P/E Ratio
10.21
Dividend Yield
4.89%
Market Cap
NT$92.93 billion
Rev. per Employee
NT$888.52M
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/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 35.40
+0.01 +0.03%
Volume: 3.92M
Oct. 23, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
14.90
Dividend Yield
5.42%
Market Cap
$178.96 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 89.80
+0.37 +0.41%
Volume: 971,068
Oct. 23, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
8.18
Dividend Yield
9.99%
Market Cap
$145.72 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.14M
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/zigman2/quotes/203437212/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 31.75
+0.05 +0.16%
Volume: 1.92M
Oct. 23, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
17.16
Dividend Yield
5.68%
Market Cap
$29.82 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.92M
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