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Oct. 21, 2019, 11:46 p.m. EDT

Asian markets up on fresh hopes for U.S.-China ‘phase-one’ trade deal

Stocks edge up in Hong Kong, mainland China; Nikkei closed for holiday

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Bloomberg News
A sculpture of bulls stands outside the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in Shenzhen, China.

Asian markets rose slightly in early trading Tuesday after encouraging news about U.S.-China trade talks.

President Donald Trump on Monday said “the deal with China is coming along very well. They have to make a deal because their supply chain is going down the tubes.” That follows comments Saturday by China’s top trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, who said “substantial progress” has been made toward a phase-one agreement. U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer said Monday that he is aiming for a phase-one deal to be signed by Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping in mid-November at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Chile.

“Unlike previous trade talks where expectations centered on the view that something is better than nothing, this time around there appears to be a tangible and workable roadmap in place which is supported by official confirmation that the U.S. and China were both on the same page about the intent to work towards Phase 1 of a ‘deal’ by mid-November,” Stephen Innes, Asia Pacific market strategist for AxiTrader, wrote in a note. “And the fact that Phase 2 is even being discussed at this time, which contains ‘actual meat’ according to United States Secretary of Commerce, suggesting that both U.S. and China may have finally found a bridge that isn’t too far.”

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.39%   advanced 0.2%, the Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.34%   was about flat, while the Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 -0.34%   rose 0.%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.58%   gained 1.1% and benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 -0.51%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +1.50%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.85%   made gains. Australia’s S&P/ASX /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +1.26%   was up 0.3%. Japan’s Nikkei was closed for a holiday.

Among individual stocks, Apple component maker AAC /zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed HK:2018 +1.91%   surged in Hong Kong, and Geely Automobile /zigman2/quotes/200716015/delayed HK:175 +2.35%   and Sands China /zigman2/quotes/207609245/delayed HK:1928 +0.91%   advanced as well. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +0.30%   and chip maker SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 -1.40%   rose in South Korea, while Rio Tinto /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP +3.37%   and Beach Energy /zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed AU:BPT +8.16%   gained in Australia.

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HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,588.20
+102.00 +0.39%
Volume: 2.03M
Nov. 24, 2020 4:09p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,402.82
-11.67 -0.34%
Volume: 30.10B
Nov. 24, 2020 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,294.15
-7.81 -0.34%
Volume: 35.53B
Nov. 24, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,617.76
+15.17 +0.58%
Volume: 1.36M
Nov. 24, 2020 3:30p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
13,807.13
-70.88 -0.51%
Volume: 0.00
Nov. 24, 2020 1:31p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
2,891.63
+42.85 +1.50%
Volume: 0.00
Nov. 24, 2020 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
5,701.03
+48.27 +0.85%
Volume: 0.00
Nov. 24, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,644.10
+82.50 +1.26%
Volume: 811,485
Nov. 24, 2020 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 42.70
+0.80 +1.91%
Volume: 8.16M
Nov. 24, 2020 4:09p
P/E Ratio
26.18
Dividend Yield
0.23%
Market Cap
HK$50.64 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$411,637
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/zigman2/quotes/200716015/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 23.95
+0.55 +2.35%
Volume: 112.22M
Nov. 24, 2020 4:09p
P/E Ratio
30.83
Dividend Yield
1.04%
Market Cap
HK$229.63 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$3.04M
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/zigman2/quotes/207609245/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 33.25
+0.30 +0.91%
Volume: 11.97M
Nov. 24, 2020 4:09p
P/E Ratio
134.40
Dividend Yield
2.98%
Market Cap
HK$266.56 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.41M
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
67,700.00
+200.00 +0.30%
Volume: 32.16M
Nov. 24, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
18.49
Dividend Yield
2.09%
Market Cap
₩453156.46 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩2.19B
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
98,600.00
-1,400 -1.40%
Volume: 3.77M
Nov. 24, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
23.50
Dividend Yield
1.01%
Market Cap
₩68400.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩955.63M
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/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 38.30
+1.25 +3.37%
Volume: 8.33M
Nov. 24, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
16.43
Dividend Yield
4.57%
Market Cap
$174.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 1.86
+0.14 +8.16%
Volume: 42.50M
Nov. 24, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
8.46
Dividend Yield
1.08%
Market Cap
$3.91 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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