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By Dow Jones Newswires


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Seiji Uebayashi of Japan slides home during a game against MLB All Stars on Wednesday in Nagoya, Japan.

Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday following overnight declines in U.S. stock prices and Treasury yields.

The Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK -0.0099%   was down 0.2%, with electronics and financials leading the way lower. Panasonic /zigman2/quotes/201785256/delayed JP:6752 +0.35%   was down 1%, hitting fresh two-year lows, while Mitsubishi UFJ Financial /zigman2/quotes/207520099/delayed JP:8306 -0.14%   and Resona /zigman2/quotes/203178794/delayed JP:8308 -0.79%   fell some 3%, as did SoftBank /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 -2.56%  . Toshiba /zigman2/quotes/205628942/delayed JP:6502 -0.06%  , however, was up nearly 3.7% at another two-year high following its latest stock-buyback announcement.

Chinese stock benchmarks turned solidly higher, continuing recent outperformance, with sentiment continuing to be helped by planned and possible government action to shore up the economy. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.05%  was up 1.3% and the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +0.43%   was 1.4% higher. Oil names rebounded somewhat after a bounce overnight in oil  prices.

Hong Kong stocks swung back and forth, and the Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -1.05%   was last up 1.7%, thanks to Tencent’s /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 +0.87%   post-earnings jump. Chinese oil major Cnooc /zigman2/quotes/203421416/delayed HK:883 -2.74%   rebounded 2% as crude ticked up overnight. But financials remained under pressure.

Australian stocks /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.58%   fell initially but scratched out a less than 0.1% closing gain, as financials remained a drag on the broader index. Commonwealth Bank /zigman2/quotes/200638713/delayed AU:CBA +1.00%   fell 0.5% and Westpac /zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed AU:WBC -0.40%   eased 0.4%, both off deeper earlier losses. New Zealand’s benchmark /zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed NZ:NZ50GR +0.49%   was down slightly.

South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.22%   was up about 1%, while indexes in Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI -0.09%   and Taiwan   were about flat.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
28,868.91
-2.87 -0.0099%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/201785256/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,133.00
+4.00 +0.35%
Volume: 3.83M
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
11.61
Dividend Yield
2.65%
Market Cap
¥2633.87 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥31.52M
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/zigman2/quotes/207520099/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 725.30
-1.00 -0.14%
Volume: 25.39M
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
10.80
Dividend Yield
4.41%
Market Cap
¥9108.87 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥45.07M
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/zigman2/quotes/203178794/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 511.80
-4.10 -0.79%
Volume: 5.47M
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
11.26
Dividend Yield
4.10%
Market Cap
¥1245.79 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥41.75M
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 5,749.00
-151.00 -2.56%
Volume: 21.73M
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥9238.49 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥133.99M
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/zigman2/quotes/205628942/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 5,187.00
-3.00 -0.06%
Volume: 1.47M
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
11.20
Dividend Yield
5.59%
Market Cap
¥2273.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥28.82M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,277.88
+1.80 +0.05%
Volume: 30.36B
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,227.04
+9.60 +0.43%
Volume: 49.02B
Aug. 16, 2022 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
19,830.52
-210.34 -1.05%
Volume: 1.95M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:09p
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 303.00
+2.60 +0.87%
Volume: 23.53M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:08p
P/E Ratio
12.09
Dividend Yield
0.53%
Market Cap
$2891.49 billion
Rev. per Employee
$6.03M
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/zigman2/quotes/203421416/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 9.58
-0.27 -2.74%
Volume: 91.94M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:08p
P/E Ratio
5.21
Dividend Yield
3.13%
Market Cap
$457.55 billion
Rev. per Employee
$15.38M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
7,105.40
+41.10 +0.58%
Volume: 663,100
Aug. 16, 2022 5:06p
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/zigman2/quotes/200638713/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 101.46
+1.00 +1.00%
Volume: 1.99M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:10p
P/E Ratio
17.10
Dividend Yield
3.79%
Market Cap
$170.57 billion
Rev. per Employee
$592,974
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/zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 22.34
-0.09 -0.40%
Volume: 5.34M
Aug. 16, 2022 4:10p
P/E Ratio
16.09
Dividend Yield
5.42%
Market Cap
$79.24 billion
Rev. per Employee
$646,763
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/zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed
NZ : New Zealand: NZX
11,847.15
+58.12 +0.49%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 5:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,533.52
+5.58 +0.22%
Volume: 398,335
Aug. 16, 2022 3:32p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,253.79
-3.03 -0.09%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 5:20p
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