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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 +0.23%  , S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.15%   and Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -0.15%   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 +0.25% closed up 1.8%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.23%   gained 0.5%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.50%   was flat, along with the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +1.01% . South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +1.16%   advanced 0.1%, and Taiwan’s Taiex /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 +0.78%   gained 0.3%.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.30%   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 -0.71%   surged in Tokyo trading, along with SoftBank /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 -0.02%   and Nintendo /zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed JP:7974 -0.16%  . In Hong Kong, Sunny Optical /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 -0.09%  , CNOOC /zigman2/quotes/203421416/delayed HK:883 -0.50%   and AIA /zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed HK:1299 +0.07%   posted strong gains. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +1.79%   and SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 +2.06%   advanced in South Korea and Taiwan Semiconductor /zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed TW:2330 +1.38%   rose in Taipei trading. Beach Energy /zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed AU:BPT +1.73%   and Westpac /zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed AU:WBC +0.31%   gained in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
26,888.84
+61.20 +0.23%
Volume: 107.27M
Oct. 22, 2019 12:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
3,011.36
+4.64 +0.15%
Volume: 720.23M
Oct. 22, 2019 12:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
8,150.97
-12.01 -0.15%
Volume: 737,788
Oct. 22, 2019 12:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
22,548.90
+56.22 +0.25%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 21, 2019 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,786.20
+60.52 +0.23%
Volume: 1.50M
Oct. 22, 2019 4:09p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
2,954.38
+14.76 +0.50%
Volume: 11.75B
Oct. 22, 2019 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
1,631.22
+16.34 +1.01%
Volume: 20.76B
Oct. 22, 2019 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,088.86
+24.02 +1.16%
Volume: 504,063
Oct. 22, 2019 6:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
11,271.25
+87.10 +0.78%
Volume: 0.00
Oct. 22, 2019 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,672.20
+19.70 +0.30%
Volume: 577,405
Oct. 22, 2019 5:49p
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/zigman2/quotes/202054799/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 20,925.00
-150.00 -0.71%
Volume: 639,800
Oct. 21, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
30.53
Dividend Yield
0.94%
Market Cap
¥4015.63 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥95.87M
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 4,298.00
-1.00 -0.02%
Volume: 11.73M
Oct. 21, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
4.21
Dividend Yield
1.02%
Market Cap
¥8899.75 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥126.96M
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/zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 38,550.00
-60.00 -0.16%
Volume: 808,000
Oct. 21, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
25.70
Dividend Yield
1.97%
Market Cap
¥4592.25 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥217.41M
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/zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 115.70
-0.10 -0.09%
Volume: 2.87M
Oct. 22, 2019 4:09p
P/E Ratio
40.24
Dividend Yield
0.57%
Market Cap
HK$127.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.08M
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/zigman2/quotes/203421416/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 11.94
-0.06 -0.50%
Volume: 21.60M
Oct. 22, 2019 4:09p
P/E Ratio
8.07
Dividend Yield
6.11%
Market Cap
HK$535.77 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$13.96M
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/zigman2/quotes/203565558/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 75.25
+0.05 +0.07%
Volume: 22.94M
Oct. 22, 2019 4:09p
P/E Ratio
23.97
Dividend Yield
1.57%
Market Cap
HK$905.96 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$12.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
51,200.00
+900.00 +1.79%
Volume: 10.90M
Oct. 22, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
11.05
Dividend Yield
2.77%
Market Cap
₩341671.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
79,100.00
+1,600 +2.06%
Volume: 3.45M
Oct. 22, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
5.61
Dividend Yield
1.90%
Market Cap
₩53010.10 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 294.00
+4.00 +1.38%
Volume: 26.01M
Oct. 22, 2019 1:30p
P/E Ratio
24.03
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
NT$7519.82 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 2.35
+0.04 +1.73%
Volume: 5.66M
Oct. 22, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
9.30
Dividend Yield
0.85%
Market Cap
$5.26 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 28.98
+0.09 +0.31%
Volume: 3.98M
Oct. 22, 2019 4:10p
P/E Ratio
14.53
Dividend Yield
6.49%
Market Cap
$100.63 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.09M
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