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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 +0.59%   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 +0.78%   fell 0.4% and the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +1.15%   retreated 0.3%. Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK -0.92%   rose 0.5% and South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -0.60%   slipped 0.2%. Benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 -2.99%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.81%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX -1.76%   were up slightly. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.13%   was little changed.

Among individual stocks, Mazda Motor /zigman2/quotes/204777714/delayed JP:7261 +1.63%   and Kobe Steel /zigman2/quotes/207391157/delayed JP:5406 -0.66%   gained in Tokyo trading while Canon /zigman2/quotes/207639533/delayed JP:7751 -0.38%   fell. In Hong Kong, food processor WH Group /zigman2/quotes/204247792/delayed HK:288 -0.59%   surged while HSBC /zigman2/quotes/202687335/delayed HK:5 -0.41%   and Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 +3.00%   dropped. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 -0.62%   inched down in South Korea, while BHP /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP +0.06%   and Rio Tinto /zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed AU:RIO +0.49%   gained in Australia.

/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/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/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/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/204777714/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 873.00
+14.00 +1.63%
Volume: 5.62M
May 17, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
1.72%
Market Cap
¥540.99 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/207391157/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 758.00
-5.00 -0.66%
Volume: 3.95M
May 17, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
11.83
Dividend Yield
1.32%
Market Cap
¥276.74 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/207639533/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,516.50
-9.50 -0.38%
Volume: 2.02M
May 17, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
24.90
Dividend Yield
3.58%
Market Cap
¥2641.62 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥17.37M
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/zigman2/quotes/204247792/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 6.70
-0.04 -0.59%
Volume: 18.47M
May 17, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
15.43
Dividend Yield
2.61%
Market Cap
HK$99.39 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.85M
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/zigman2/quotes/202687335/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 48.55
-0.20 -0.41%
Volume: 12.37M
May 17, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
21.19
Dividend Yield
2.40%
Market Cap
HK$1002.95 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$2.56M
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 600.50
+17.50 +3.00%
Volume: 19.17M
May 17, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
32.13
Dividend Yield
0.27%
Market Cap
HK$5546.41 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$10.55M
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
79,600.00
-500.00 -0.62%
Volume: 17.74M
May 17, 2021 3:30p
P/E Ratio
20.72
Dividend Yield
1.81%
Market Cap
₩538990.97 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩2.16B
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/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 49.60
+0.03 +0.06%
Volume: 3.17M
May 17, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
24.97
Dividend Yield
4.17%
Market Cap
$231.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 126.04
+0.61 +0.49%
Volume: 636,862
May 17, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
14.68
Dividend Yield
4.87%
Market Cap
$185.19 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.36M
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