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Asian stock markets: Nikkei, Hang Seng gain, Shanghai Composite slips

Ping An jumps in Hong Kong and China

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By Dow Jones Newswire


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Hong Kong's Vivian Kong Man Wai, left, duels South Korea's Kang Young-mi on Tuesday at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

With a number of Southeast Asian markets closed for a holiday on Wednesday, equities in the rest of the Asia-Pacific region turned in a mixed performance. But S&P 500 futures were down 0.2% in the wake of the fresh political storm encircling President Donald Trump with Paul Manafort’s conviction and Michael Cohen’s guilty pleas.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.14%  gained 0.6% to 22,362.55. Automakers rose, with Toyota /zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed JP:7203 -0.40%  up 2.3% and Honda /zigman2/quotes/200490352/delayed JP:7267 -0.12% adding 1.9%.

Chinese stocks fell after two days of 1%-plus gains that had reversed some of last week’s sharp declines. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.81%  declined 0.7%, while the Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +0.62%  lost 1.1%. Insurance stocks rose amid Ping An’s /zigman2/quotes/202773380/delayed CN:601318 -0.15% strong results, released after the close on Tuesday. Ping An’s A shares climbed 2.5%.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.61% added 0.6% to 27,925.83. Ping An /zigman2/quotes/210301384/delayed HK:1833 -0.73% surged 3.3%, while HSBC /zigman2/quotes/202687335/delayed HK:5 -0.99% and China Mobile /zigman2/quotes/200868736/delayed HK:941 +3.02%  fell.

Australia’s benchmark /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.07% added to Tuesday’s underperformance, pressured further by fresh 1% declines in financials and miners. Stocks were up again in New Zealand, though, with the NZX 50 /zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed NZ:NZ50GR +0.38% rising 0.5% to a record close of 9,162.61.

South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.13% gained 0.1% to 2,273.33, as Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 -0.24% rose 2.9%. Taiwan’s Taiex   nudged up 0.1% to 10,804.20. Indexes in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia were closed for holidays.

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29,683.37
+40.68 +0.14%
Volume: 0.00
April 16, 2021 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 8,530.00
-34.00 -0.40%
Volume: 3.33M
April 16, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
15.77
Dividend Yield
2.58%
Market Cap
¥23944.56 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥83.25M
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/zigman2/quotes/200490352/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 3,326.00
-4.00 -0.12%
Volume: 3.64M
April 16, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
13.85
Dividend Yield
2.47%
Market Cap
¥5749.73 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥68.28M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,426.62
+27.63 +0.81%
Volume: 25.86B
April 16, 2021 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,220.22
+13.67 +0.62%
Volume: 35.06B
April 16, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/202773380/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
¥ 75.70
-0.11 -0.15%
Volume: 55.17M
April 16, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
11.22
Dividend Yield
2.91%
Market Cap
¥1383.77 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥3.54M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
28,969.71
+176.57 +0.61%
Volume: 2.19M
April 16, 2021 4:09p
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/zigman2/quotes/210301384/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 95.30
-0.70 -0.73%
Volume: 7.22M
April 16, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
HK$110.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.83M
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/zigman2/quotes/202687335/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 45.20
-0.45 -0.99%
Volume: 18.38M
April 16, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
30.20
Dividend Yield
2.58%
Market Cap
HK$921.44 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$2.56M
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/zigman2/quotes/200868736/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 51.20
+1.50 +3.02%
Volume: 38.07M
April 16, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
8.66
Dividend Yield
6.43%
Market Cap
HK$1017.63 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.90M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
7,063.50
+4.90 +0.07%
Volume: 627,013
April 16, 2021 5:49p
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NZ : New Zealand: NZX
12,684.73
+48.18 +0.38%
Volume: 0.00
April 16, 2021 4:59p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
3,198.62
+4.29 +0.13%
Volume: 985,278
April 16, 2021 3:32p
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
83,900.00
-200.00 -0.24%
Volume: 15.43M
April 16, 2021 3:30p
P/E Ratio
21.84
Dividend Yield
1.69%
Market Cap
₩563775.28 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩2.16B
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