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Oct. 28, 2019, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Asian markets little changed as investors weigh trade-war developments

Nikkei up, but stocks fall in Hong Kong, mainland China

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Reuters
The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. headquarters in Hong Kong.

Asian markets were muted in early trading Tuesday amid positive developments on the U.S.-China trade front.

President Donald Trump said Monday that trade negotiations on a “phase one” deal are going faster than expected, and said the deal would “take care of “ U.S. farmers and bankers. Later in the day, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said it is considering extending tariff exemptions that were approved last December on $34 billion in Chinese goods.

The news did not boost Chinese stocks though. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.54%   slipped 0.3% after administrator Carrie Lam said the ongoing pro-democracy protests risked sending the city into recession, while the Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.76%   fell 0.4% and the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +0.65%   retreated 0.3%. Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.07%   rose 0.5% and South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.62%   slipped 0.2%. Benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 +0.04%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.50%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX +0.50%   were up slightly. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.34%   was little changed.

Among individual stocks, Mazda Motor /zigman2/quotes/204777714/delayed JP:7261 +2.09%   and Kobe Steel /zigman2/quotes/207391157/delayed JP:5406 +1.73%   gained in Tokyo trading while Canon /zigman2/quotes/207639533/delayed JP:7751 +0.14%   fell. In Hong Kong, food processor WH Group /zigman2/quotes/204247792/delayed HK:288 +0.82%   surged while HSBC /zigman2/quotes/202687335/delayed HK:5 +0.09%   and Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 +2.02%   dropped. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +1.10%   inched down in South Korea, while BHP /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP +0.61%   and Rio Tinto /zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed AU:RIO +0.37%   gained in Australia.

/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
22,688.90
+122.12 +0.54%
Volume: 2.01M
Jan. 27, 2023 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,264.81
+24.53 +0.76%
Volume: 27.32B
Jan. 20, 2023 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,125.81
+13.71 +0.65%
Volume: 34.35B
Jan. 20, 2023 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
27,382.56
+19.81 +0.07%
Volume: 0.00
Jan. 27, 2023 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,484.02
+15.37 +0.62%
Volume: 509,288
Jan. 27, 2023 3:30p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
14,932.93
+5.92 +0.04%
Volume: 0.00
Jan. 17, 2023 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,394.21
+17.02 +0.50%
Volume: 0.00
Jan. 27, 2023 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
6,898.98
+34.16 +0.50%
Volume: 0.00
Jan. 27, 2023 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
7,493.80
+25.50 +0.34%
Volume: 705,020
Jan. 27, 2023 5:14p
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/zigman2/quotes/204777714/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,028.00
+21.00 +2.09%
Volume: 3.78M
Jan. 27, 2023 3:00p
P/E Ratio
4.51
Dividend Yield
3.89%
Market Cap
¥634.27 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥67.02M
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/zigman2/quotes/207391157/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 707.00
+12.00 +1.73%
Volume: 5.08M
Jan. 27, 2023 3:00p
P/E Ratio
5.13
Dividend Yield
6.36%
Market Cap
¥273.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥59.83M
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/zigman2/quotes/207639533/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,949.50
+4.00 +0.14%
Volume: 2.62M
Jan. 27, 2023 3:00p
P/E Ratio
13.99
Dividend Yield
4.07%
Market Cap
¥2984.60 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥20.81M
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/zigman2/quotes/204247792/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 4.91
+0.04 +0.82%
Volume: 17.27M
Jan. 27, 2023 4:08p
P/E Ratio
6.95
Dividend Yield
3.87%
Market Cap
$61.07 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.00M
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/zigman2/quotes/202687335/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 57.95
+0.05 +0.09%
Volume: 16.94M
Jan. 27, 2023 4:08p
P/E Ratio
12.40
Dividend Yield
3.65%
Market Cap
$1145.30 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.45M
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 415.00
+8.20 +2.02%
Volume: 18.63M
Jan. 27, 2023 4:08p
P/E Ratio
18.99
Dividend Yield
0.39%
Market Cap
$3716.25 billion
Rev. per Employee
$5.87M
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
64,600.00
+700.00 +1.10%
Volume: 18.76M
Jan. 27, 2023 3:30p
P/E Ratio
10.48
Dividend Yield
2.24%
Market Cap
₩425224.19 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩2.66B
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/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 49.54
+0.30 +0.61%
Volume: 7.34M
Jan. 27, 2023 4:10p
P/E Ratio
8.00
Dividend Yield
9.35%
Market Cap
$249.40 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 126.97
+0.47 +0.37%
Volume: 1.25M
Jan. 27, 2023 4:10p
P/E Ratio
8.48
Dividend Yield
8.24%
Market Cap
$185.05 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.68M
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