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Asian markets take a step back to start September

Nikkei down; indexes in China, Hong Kong continue to slump

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By Dow Jones Newswire


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Crowds of people at the famous Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo.

Asian stock markets started September lower on Monday, as trade-war fears increased after the U.S. and Canada missed a deal deadline set for Friday and uncertainty rose about escalating tariffs between the U.S. and China.

U.S. markets will be closed for the Labor Day holiday, but S&P 500 futures   were up about 0.3%.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +1.32% closed down 0.7% even with the yen /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY +0.0171% little changed from Friday’s end-of-day levels in Tokyo. Steel and energy names were among the biggest laggards, with crude explorer Inpex /zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed JP:1605 +0.82%   and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal /zigman2/quotes/209782682/delayed JP:5401 +2.98%   both down more than 1%. Meanwhile, Renesas Electronics /zigman2/quotes/203872935/delayed JP:6723 +2.53% tumbled 6.4% following news it is in the late stages of talks to possibly buy California-based Integrated Device Technology Inc. for about $6 billion. Sony Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed JP:6758 +0.98%   and Toyota Motor Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed JP:7203 +2.10%  also logged declines of more than 1%.

Chinese stocks, already hit last week, continued to slump. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.06%   finished down 0.2%, and the Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 -0.75%   was also off 0.2%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +1.04%  shed 0.6%, as Tencent Holdings Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 +0.50%  dropped an additional 2.1% following the Chinese government’s crackdown last week on online games.

South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +1.29% slipped 0.7% as index heavyweights Samsung Electronics Co. /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +1.14%   and Posco /zigman2/quotes/201759282/delayed KR:005490 +1.04%   fell more than 2% each.

New Zealand’s NZX 50 /zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed NZ:NZ50GR +0.52% ended off 0.6%, with Fisher & Paykel /zigman2/quotes/205747631/delayed NZ:FPH +0.03% sliding 3.9% after the medical-device firm was slapped with a patent-infringement lawsuit. Australia’s ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO -0.21% finished lower by 0.1%.

Benchmarks in Taiwan  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.43%   and Malaysia /zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed MY:FBMKLCI +0.17%  were down between about 0.2% and 0.9%.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
23,511.62
+307.00 +1.32%
Volume: 0.00
Sept. 28, 2020 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
105.5130
+0.0180 +0.0171%
Volume: 0.0000
Sept. 28, 2020 5:26p
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/zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 574.60
+4.70 +0.82%
Volume: 6.46M
Sept. 28, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
4.18%
Market Cap
¥832.17 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥291.81M
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/zigman2/quotes/209782682/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,017.50
+29.40 +2.98%
Volume: 5.23M
Sept. 28, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥909.72 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥64.38M
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/zigman2/quotes/203872935/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 770.00
+19.00 +2.53%
Volume: 6.41M
Sept. 28, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
47.02
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
¥1293.36 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥36.92M
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/zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 8,179.00
+79.00 +0.98%
Volume: 4.94M
Sept. 28, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
15.47
Dividend Yield
0.61%
Market Cap
¥9893.59 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥72.37M
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/zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 7,179.00
+148.00 +2.10%
Volume: 7.47M
Sept. 28, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
13.14
Dividend Yield
1.11%
Market Cap
¥19658.41 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥81.43M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,217.53
-1.88 -0.06%
Volume: 15.60B
Sept. 28, 2020 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,126.88
-16.17 -0.75%
Volume: 25.15B
Sept. 28, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
23,476.05
+240.63 +1.04%
Volume: 1.45M
Sept. 28, 2020 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 506.00
+2.50 +0.50%
Volume: 10.94M
Sept. 28, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
42.28
Dividend Yield
0.24%
Market Cap
HK$4784.59 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$8.27M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,308.08
+29.29 +1.29%
Volume: 605,977
Sept. 28, 2020 3:32p
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
58,200.00
+654.00 +1.14%
Volume: 12.61M
Sept. 28, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
18.21
Dividend Yield
2.43%
Market Cap
₩387370.81 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/201759282/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
194,000
+2,000 +1.04%
Volume: 243,804
Sept. 28, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
17.07
Dividend Yield
4.12%
Market Cap
₩15472.80 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed
NZ : New Zealand: NZX
11,863.38
+61.09 +0.52%
Volume: 0.00
Sept. 29, 2020 10:05a
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/zigman2/quotes/205747631/delayed
NZ : New Zealand: NZX
$ 33.70
+0.01 +0.03%
Volume: 6,435
Sept. 29, 2020 10:00a
P/E Ratio
67.92
Dividend Yield
0.82%
Market Cap
$19.44 billion
Rev. per Employee
$246,885
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
5,952.30
-12.60 -0.21%
Volume: 579,880
Sept. 28, 2020 5:34p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
2,483.01
+10.73 +0.43%
Volume: 0.00
Sept. 28, 2020 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed
MY : Malaysia
1,511.66
+2.52 +0.17%
Volume: 0.00
Sept. 28, 2020 5:05p
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