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Oct. 31, 2019, 11:55 p.m. EDT

Asian markets cautiously rise amid fresh trade-deal doubts

Nikkei slips, while stocks in Hong Kong, mainland China inch up

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Reuters
Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai.

Asian markets mostly gained in cautious trading Friday amid fresh doubts about the likelihood of a U.S.-China trade deal.

Bloomberg News reported Thursday that Chinese officials were expressing doubts about the chances of a comprehensive trade deal even if a “phase one” partial deal is signed. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, said the U.S. and China were looking for a new site to sign the “phase one” deal in November, since the upcoming Asia-Pacific summit in Chile was canceled.

U.S. stocks closed lower Thursday on the trade-deal concerns, more evidence of a slowdown in manufacturing and mixed corporate earnings.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK -0.92%   fell 0.4% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.59%   rose 0.5%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.78%   gained 0.7% and the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +1.15%   advanced 0.9% after a private gauge found Chinese factory activity expanded in October for the third straight month. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -0.60%   rose 0.4% while benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 -2.99%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.81%  , Malaysia /zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed MY:FBMKLCI +0.06%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX -1.76%   were mixed. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.13%   was up 0.1%.

Among individual stocks, Nintendo /zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed JP:7974 +2.33%   surged in Tokyo trading after the videogame company reported strong quarterly sales of its Switch Lite handheld console. Rakuten /zigman2/quotes/201861450/delayed JP:4755 +1.84%   and oil producer Inpex /zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed JP:1605 +0.13%   fell. In Hong Kong, Sunny /zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed HK:2382 +2.37%   property developer Country Garden /zigman2/quotes/201681083/delayed HK:2007 +0.64%   and Ping An Insurance /zigman2/quotes/210315058/delayed HK:2318 +0.49%   gained. Chip maker SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 -0.84%   advanced in South Korea while Foxconn /zigman2/quotes/204111604/delayed TW:2354 -5.09%   jumped in Taiwan. Beach Energy /zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed AU:BPT +1.19%   gained in Australia while ANZ Banking /zigman2/quotes/205482049/delayed AU:ANZ -0.40%   fell.


/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
27,824.83
-259.64 -0.92%
Volume: 0.00
May 17, 2021 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
28,194.09
+166.52 +0.59%
Volume: 1.86M
May 17, 2021 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,517.62
+27.24 +0.78%
Volume: 32.21B
May 17, 2021 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,320.33
+26.46 +1.15%
Volume: 36.84B
May 17, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
3,134.52
-18.80 -0.60%
Volume: 771,305
May 17, 2021 3:32p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
15,353.89
-473.20 -2.99%
Volume: 0.00
May 17, 2021 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,079.69
+24.67 +0.81%
Volume: 0.00
May 17, 2021 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed
MY : Malaysia
1,583.46
+0.94 +0.06%
Volume: 0.00
May 17, 2021 5:05p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
5,833.86
-104.49 -1.76%
Volume: 0.00
May 17, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
7,023.60
+9.40 +0.13%
Volume: 453,249
May 17, 2021 4:58p
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/zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 62,710.00
+1,430 +2.33%
Volume: 785,500
May 17, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
15.55
Dividend Yield
2.28%
Market Cap
¥7299.87 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/201861450/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,328.00
+24.00 +1.84%
Volume: 9.56M
May 17, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.34%
Market Cap
¥1960.82 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥61.05M
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/zigman2/quotes/206689846/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 799.00
+1.00 +0.13%
Volume: 7.85M
May 17, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
4.13%
Market Cap
¥1165.24 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥243.77M
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/zigman2/quotes/206687505/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 172.50
+4.00 +2.37%
Volume: 6.14M
May 17, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
34.31
Dividend Yield
0.61%
Market Cap
HK$184.35 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.75M
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/zigman2/quotes/201681083/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 9.41
+0.06 +0.64%
Volume: 15.87M
May 17, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
5.32
Dividend Yield
5.83%
Market Cap
HK$203.51 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$5.54M
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/zigman2/quotes/210315058/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 81.60
+0.40 +0.49%
Volume: 28.01M
May 17, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
9.03
Dividend Yield
3.15%
Market Cap
HK$1529.40 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$3.74M
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
117,500
-1,000 -0.84%
Volume: 3.11M
May 17, 2021 3:30p
P/E Ratio
16.91
Dividend Yield
1.00%
Market Cap
₩81054.22 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩1.10B
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/zigman2/quotes/204111604/delayed
TW : Taiwan
NT$ 57.80
-3.10 -5.09%
Volume: 10.41M
May 17, 2021 1:30p
P/E Ratio
17.37
Dividend Yield
3.11%
Market Cap
NT$86.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200513631/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 1.28
+0.02 +1.19%
Volume: 6.36M
May 17, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
8.34
Dividend Yield
1.56%
Market Cap
$2.88 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/205482049/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 27.31
-0.11 -0.40%
Volume: 2.87M
May 17, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
16.58
Dividend Yield
3.84%
Market Cap
$78.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
$778,092
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