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By Laura He, MarketWatch


Reuters

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Japan stocks retreated on Thursday, as investors remained cautious before a batch of key economic data due out on the next day.

The Japanese government is scheduled to release early Friday reports on the consumer price index, unemployment rate, house spending, factory output and retail sales.

The Nikkei Average /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +1.40%  fell 0.5%, while the broader Topix index /zigman2/quotes/210598092/delayed JP:180460 +1.41%  dropped 0.4%. The yen /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY +0.0009%  turned slightly stronger, with the dollar buying ¥103.747, down from ¥103.907 a day earlier.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed NIK 22,903.91, +316.90, +1.40%

IT services provider Fujitsu Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/208459594/delayed JP:6702 +0.57% declined 2.1%, semiconductor firm Renesas Electronics Corporation /zigman2/quotes/203872935/delayed JP:6723 +0.33%  lost 1.6%, industrial-robot manufacturer Fanuc Corporation /zigman2/quotes/202054799/delayed JP:6954 +4.05%  fell 1%, and console maker Nintendo Co., Ltd. shed 0.9%.

In Hong Kong, stocks extended its losing streak to three sessions, with the Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.99%  falling 0.7%.

China Mengniu Dairy Co. /zigman2/quotes/208034915/delayed HK:2319 +1.28%   /zigman2/quotes/204321183/delayed CIADF +7.23%  , one of the nation’s largest dairy-product producers, tumbled 6.7% following its earnings report.

Over on the mainland, the Shanghai Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.30%   finished 0.6% lower.

In Australia, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +1.08%  ended down 0.5%, while the Australian dollar /zigman2/quotes/210560947/realtime/sampled AUDUSD +0.4874%  strengthened to 93.64 U.S. cents from 93.36 U.S. cents a day ago.

Elsewhere, South Korea’s Kospi Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.85%   rose less than 0.1%, extending its streak of gains to five, while Taiwan’s Taiex index  dipped 0.1%.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
22,903.91
+316.90 +1.40%
Volume: 0.00
July 15, 2020 10:39a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598092/delayed
JP : Tokyo Exchange (TOPIX)
1,587.26
+22.11 +1.41%
Volume: 0.00
July 15, 2020 10:39a
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/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
107.2350
+0.0010 +0.0009%
Volume: 0.0000
July 14, 2020 9:59p
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/zigman2/quotes/208459594/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 13,325.00
+75.00 +0.57%
Volume: 238,900
July 15, 2020 10:39a
P/E Ratio
16.85
Dividend Yield
1.35%
Market Cap
¥2661.29 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥28.38M
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/zigman2/quotes/203872935/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 615.00
+2.00 +0.33%
Volume: 4.82M
July 15, 2020 10:39a
P/E Ratio
69.57
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
¥1061.44 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥36.92M
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/zigman2/quotes/202054799/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 21,045.00
+820.00 +4.05%
Volume: 589,300
July 15, 2020 10:39a
P/E Ratio
55.12
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
¥3863.57 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥95.87M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
25,730.28
+252.39 +0.99%
Volume: 203,271
July 15, 2020 9:44a
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/zigman2/quotes/208034915/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 35.50
+0.45 +1.28%
Volume: 2.25M
July 15, 2020 9:44a
P/E Ratio
29.90
Dividend Yield
0.55%
Market Cap
HK$137.52 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.91M
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/zigman2/quotes/204321183/delayed
US : U.S.: OTC
$ 4.30
+0.29 +7.23%
Volume: 0.00
July 9, 2020 9:30a
P/E Ratio
28.38
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$17.64 billion
Rev. per Employee
$243,871
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,404.33
-10.29 -0.30%
Volume: 7.99B
July 15, 2020 9:44a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,005.20
+64.10 +1.08%
Volume: 194,656
July 15, 2020 11:39a
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/zigman2/quotes/210560947/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
0.7010
+0.0034 +0.4874%
Volume: 0.0000
July 14, 2020 9:59p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,202.22
+18.61 +0.85%
Volume: 382,049
July 15, 2020 10:39a
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Laura He is a MarketWatch reporter based in Hong Kong. Follow Laura on Twitter at: @lauraliuhe.

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