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June 5, 2019, 9:18 a.m. EDT

Nikkei leads Asian-market gains following Wall Street’s rally

Stocks in Japan, Hong Kong bounce back on rising hopes of Fed rate cute

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


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A bullet train speeds past Jaoan’s Mount Fuji.

Asian markets advanced Wednesday following strong gains on Wall Street.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.45%  , S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.03%   and Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -0.52%   all rose more than 2% on Tuesday, spurred by comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that left the door open to an interest-rate cut.

While there was no major news on the U.S.-China trade front, Reuters reported U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will meet with Yi Gang, governor of the People’s Bank of China, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Japan this weekend. It will be the first face-to-face meeting between high-level members of the two countries’ trade-negotiation teams since talks stalled in early May.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK -0.35% closed up 1.8%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -0.49%   gained 0.5%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.40%   was flat, along with the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 -0.70% . South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -0.14%   advanced 0.1%, and Taiwan’s Taiex /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 -0.04%   gained 0.3%.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.24%   closed up 0.4%. Data showed growth in Australia cooled to its slowest annual pace in almost a decade.

Among individual stocks, robotics maker Fanuc /zigman2/quotes/202054799/delayed JP:6954 -1.28%   surged in Tokyo trading, along with SoftBank /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 +0.25%   and Nintendo /zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed JP:7974 -0.28%  . In Hong Kong, Sunny Optical /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 -3.22%  , CNOOC /zigman2/quotes/203421416/delayed HK:883 +0.39%   and AIA /zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed HK:1299 -0.53%   posted strong gains. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 -0.65%   and SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 -2.07%   advanced in South Korea and Taiwan Semiconductor /zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed TW:2330 +0.40%   rose in Taipei trading. Beach Energy /zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed AU:BPT +0.29%   and Westpac /zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed AU:WBC +0.50%   gained in Australia.

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+152.97 +0.45%
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Nov. 25, 2022 2:32p
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US : S&P US
4,026.12
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Nov. 25, 2022 2:32p
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US : Nasdaq
11,226.36
-58.96 -0.52%
Volume: 2.22B
Nov. 25, 2022 4:30p
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JP : Nikkei
28,283.03
-100.06 -0.35%
Volume: 0.00
Nov. 25, 2022 3:15p
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HK : Hong Kong Exchange
17,573.58
-87.32 -0.49%
Volume: 3.18M
Nov. 25, 2022 4:08p
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CN : China: Shanghai
3,101.69
+12.38 +0.40%
Volume: 31.14B
Nov. 25, 2022 3:00p
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CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
1,984.18
-13.96 -0.70%
Volume: 36.90B
Nov. 25, 2022 3:00p
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KR : Korea Exchange
2,437.86
-3.47 -0.14%
Volume: 438,394
Nov. 25, 2022 3:30p
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TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
14,778.51
-5.49 -0.04%
Volume: 0.00
Nov. 25, 2022 1:33p
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AU : S&P ASX
7,259.50
+17.70 +0.24%
Volume: 552,057
Nov. 25, 2022 4:55p
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JP : Japan: Tokyo
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-265.00 -1.28%
Volume: 491,100
Nov. 25, 2022 3:00p
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Market Cap
¥3928.55 billion
Rev. per Employee
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JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 6,079.00
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Nov. 25, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
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Dividend Yield
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Market Cap
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Rev. per Employee
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JP : Japan: Tokyo
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Volume: 4.49M
Nov. 25, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
13.00
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2.89%
Market Cap
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HK : Hong Kong
$ 87.10
-2.90 -3.22%
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Nov. 25, 2022 4:08p
P/E Ratio
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1.28%
Market Cap
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HK : Hong Kong
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6.84%
Market Cap
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HK : Hong Kong
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Nov. 25, 2022 4:08p
P/E Ratio
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Dividend Yield
1.99%
Market Cap
$879.19 billion
Rev. per Employee
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KR : S. Korea: KRX
61,000.00
-400.00 -0.65%
Volume: 6.68M
Nov. 25, 2022 3:30p
P/E Ratio
9.90
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2.37%
Market Cap
₩409909.25 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩2.72B
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KR : S. Korea: KRX
85,100.00
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Nov. 25, 2022 3:30p
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Dividend Yield
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Market Cap
₩58516.52 billion
Rev. per Employee
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TW : Taiwan
NT$ 498.00
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Volume: 40.59M
Nov. 25, 2022 1:30p
P/E Ratio
14.56
Dividend Yield
2.21%
Market Cap
NT$12913.33 billion
Rev. per Employee
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AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 1.76
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Volume: 2.36M
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P/E Ratio
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Dividend Yield
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Market Cap
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Rev. per Employee
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AU : Australia: Sydney
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Volume: 4.04M
Nov. 25, 2022 4:11p
P/E Ratio
15.74
Dividend Yield
5.21%
Market Cap
$83.89 billion
Rev. per Employee
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