Bulletin
Investor Alert

Asia Markets Archives | Email alerts

Dec. 26, 2019, 10:44 p.m. EST

Asian markets advance as more records fall on Wall Street

Nikkei flat, while Hang Seng surges higher

new
Watchlist Relevance
LEARN MORE

Want to see how this story relates to your watchlist?

Just add items to create a watchlist now:

  • X
    NIKKEI 225 Index (NIK)
  • X
    Hang Seng Index (HSI)
  • X
    Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP)

or Cancel Already have a watchlist? Log In

By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Reuters
The Hong Kong skyline is lit up.

Asian markets mostly gained in early trading Friday, after yet more record highs on Wall Street.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +1.00%   was about flat, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -0.09%   gained 1.2%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.94%   advanced 0.7% while the Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +0.71%   edged up 0.5%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.78%   inched up 0.5%. Benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 -0.16%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.32%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX -0.69%   rose, while stocks were little changed in Malaysia /zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed MY:FBMKLCI +0.32%  . Australia’s S&P ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.22%   rose 0.3%.

Among individual stocks, SoftBank /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 -0.71%   and Yahoo Japan parent Z Holdings /zigman2/quotes/207641152/delayed JP:4689 +3.42%  advanced in Tokyo trading, while Fast Retailing /zigman2/quotes/200663563/delayed JP:9983 -0.73%   and pharmaceutical company Otsuka Holdings /zigman2/quotes/201681622/delayed JP:4578 +0.89%   declined. In Hong Kong, property developer Country Garden /zigman2/quotes/201681083/delayed HK:2007 -0.70%   and casino operators Galaxy Entertainment /zigman2/quotes/202884203/delayed HK:27 -0.35%   and Sands China /zigman2/quotes/207609245/delayed HK:1928 +1.27%   gained. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 -0.26%   surged in South Korea, and Taiwan Semiconductor /zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed TW:2330 -1.14%   rose in Taiwan. Beach Energy /zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed AU:BPT +0.86%   fell while BHP /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP +1.31%   gained in Australia.

U.S. stocks returned from the Christmas holiday and powered higher again Thursday, helped by reports of record year-end retail sales. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -1.92%  closed at 9,000 for the first time ever, closing above 9,022. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.17%   and the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.84%   closed at record highs as well.

European markets will reopen Friday after a two-day Christmas holiday.

Investors welcomed President Donald Trump’s comment that an interim “Phase 1” trade deal was “getting done.” Trump said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would hold a signing ceremony.

Markets have been encouraged by positive comments about the agreement, though details have yet to be released.

Chinese customs data this week showed soybean imports rose in November in a possible boost to American farmers. Midwestern farm states were battered by Beijing’s suspension of purchases of U.S. soybeans, the biggest Chinese import from the United States, in response to Trump’s tariff hikes in a fight over China’s technology ambitions and trade surplus.

“Broadly risk sentiment is positive,” Mizuho Bank said in a report.

.

Benchmark U.S. crude /zigman2/quotes/209723049/delayed CL00 -0.42%   gained 13 cents to $61.81 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract added 57 cents on Thursday to close at $61.88. Brent crude  , used to price international oils, advanced 6 cents to $66.82 per barrel in London. It rose 60 cents the previous session to $66.76.

The dollar /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY -0.3287%   weakened to 109.47 yen from Thursday’s 109.57 yen.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
28,029.57
+276.20 +1.00%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 3, 2021 3:15p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
23,766.69
-22.24 -0.09%
Volume: 2.72M
Dec. 3, 2021 4:08p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,607.43
+33.60 +0.94%
Volume: 37.76B
Dec. 3, 2021 3:01p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,526.38
+17.93 +0.71%
Volume: 43.40B
Dec. 3, 2021 3:00p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,968.33
+23.06 +0.78%
Volume: 486,749
Dec. 3, 2021 3:30p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
17,697.14
-27.74 -0.16%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 3, 2021 1:33p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,101.93
+9.82 +0.32%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 3, 2021 5:20p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
6,538.51
-45.31 -0.69%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 3, 2021 3:00p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed
MY : Malaysia
1,501.74
+4.81 +0.32%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 2, 2021 5:05p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
7,241.20
+16.00 +0.22%
Volume: 631,364
Dec. 3, 2021 5:19p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 5,559.00
-40.00 -0.71%
Volume: 25.52M
Dec. 3, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
3.33
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥9591.72 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥202.77M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/207641152/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 762.20
+25.20 +3.42%
Volume: 15.83M
Dec. 3, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
63.07
Dividend Yield
0.73%
Market Cap
¥5598.36 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥53.52M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/200663563/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 66,650.00
-490.00 -0.73%
Volume: 860,900
Dec. 3, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
40.14
Dividend Yield
0.78%
Market Cap
¥6857.99 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥38.37M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/201681622/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 4,072.00
+36.00 +0.89%
Volume: 1.06M
Dec. 3, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
15.12
Dividend Yield
2.46%
Market Cap
¥2189.13 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥42.92M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/201681083/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 7.06
-0.05 -0.70%
Volume: 28.30M
Dec. 3, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
3.75
Dividend Yield
7.96%
Market Cap
$162.63 billion
Rev. per Employee
$5.54M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/202884203/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 42.45
-0.15 -0.35%
Volume: 20.17M
Dec. 3, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$185.47 billion
Rev. per Employee
$453,573
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/207609245/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 17.50
+0.22 +1.27%
Volume: 25.87M
Dec. 3, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$139.85 billion
Rev. per Employee
$305,069
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
75,600.00
-200.00 -0.26%
Volume: 18.33M
Dec. 3, 2021 3:30p
P/E Ratio
14.65
Dividend Yield
1.91%
Market Cap
₩509700.20 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩2.16B
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/207385621/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 608.00
-7.00 -1.14%
Volume: 23.27M
Dec. 3, 2021 1:30p
P/E Ratio
27.51
Dividend Yield
1.77%
Market Cap
NT$15947.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
NT$23.57M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 1.18
+0.01 +0.86%
Volume: 10.80M
Dec. 3, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
8.47
Dividend Yield
1.70%
Market Cap
$2.65 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 40.23
+0.52 +1.31%
Volume: 9.33M
Dec. 3, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
13.60
Dividend Yield
10.01%
Market Cap
$200.25 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : Nasdaq
15,085.47
-295.85 -1.92%
Volume: 4.96M
Dec. 3, 2021 5:16p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
34,580.08
-59.71 -0.17%
Volume: 444.85M
Dec. 3, 2021 5:35p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,538.43
-38.67 -0.84%
Volume: 2.71B
Dec. 3, 2021 5:35p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/209723049/delayed
US : U.S.: Nymex
$ 66.22
-0.28 -0.42%
Volume: 429,169
Dec. 3, 2021 5:00p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
112.8120
-0.3720 -0.3287%
Volume: 0.0000
Dec. 3, 2021 4:59p
loading...

This Story has 0 Comments
Be the first to comment
More News In
Markets

Story Conversation

Commenting FAQs »

Partner Center

World News from MarketWatch

Link to MarketWatch's Slice.