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Dec. 1, 2019, 11:32 p.m. EST

Asian markets rise after surprise gain in China’s factory activity

Stocks gain in Japan, Hong Kong, mainland China

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By Marketwatch and Associated Press


Bloomberg News
A pedestrian walks past the Tokyo Stock Exchange building.

Asian markets gained in early trading Monday following an unexpected jump in China’s manufacturing activity in November.

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers index came in at 50.2 in November, according to official data over the weekend, the first time it topped 50 since April. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal expected a reading of 49.5. Readings above 50 indicate growth, while below signals contraction. Despite the optimistic data, economists said it was too early to say that China’s economy has recovered.

Meanwhile on the trade-war front, a state-run newspaper said Sunday that China “insists” on a rollback of U.S. tariffs as part of any “phase one” trade deal. A separate report by Axios said new tensions over Hong Kong will likely delay a deal until the end of the year, at the earliest, and that a number of sticking point remain, such as the scale of tariff rollbacks and mechanisms for enforcement of the deal.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.09%   rose 1.1% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -0.09%   gained 0.5%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.65%   edged up 0.3% while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 -1.62%   advanced 0.5%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.58%   gained 0.4 and benchmark indexes in Taiwan /zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed TW:Y9999 +1.71%  , Singapore /zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed SG:STI +0.86%   and Indonesia /zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed ID:JAKIDX -0.70%   rose. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.27%   was up 0.6%.

Among individual stocks, Yahoo Japan parent Z Holdings /zigman2/quotes/207641152/delayed JP:4689 -0.12%   gained in Tokyo trading, as did Toyota /zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed JP:7203 +0.01%   and Sony /zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed JP:6758 -2.29%  . In Hong Kong, developers Country Garden /zigman2/quotes/201681083/delayed HK:2007 +0.85%   and China Overseas Land Investment /zigman2/quotes/205731176/delayed HK:688 +0.31%   advanced, while AAC Technologies /zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed HK:2018 -2.35%  declined. Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 -0.49%   inched in up South Korea while Westpac /zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed AU:WBC +0.27%   and Rio Tinto /zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed AU:RIO +1.07%   advanced in Ausralia.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
29,357.82
+26.45 +0.09%
Volume: 0.00
May 7, 2021 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
28,610.65
-26.81 -0.09%
Volume: 2.21M
May 7, 2021 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,418.87
-22.41 -0.65%
Volume: 35.38B
May 7, 2021 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,239.68
-36.90 -1.62%
Volume: 37.46B
May 7, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
3,197.20
+18.46 +0.58%
Volume: 989,680
May 7, 2021 3:32p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597977/delayed
TW : Taiwan Stock Exchange
17,285.00
+290.64 +1.71%
Volume: 0.00
May 7, 2021 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597985/delayed
SG : Singapore: SGX
3,200.26
+27.26 +0.86%
Volume: 0.00
May 7, 2021 5:20p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597981/delayed
ID : Indonesia Stock Exchange
5,928.31
-41.93 -0.70%
Volume: 0.00
May 7, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
7,080.80
+19.10 +0.27%
Volume: 532,249
May 7, 2021 5:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/207641152/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 485.50
-0.60 -0.12%
Volume: 33.81M
May 7, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
33.55
Dividend Yield
1.15%
Market Cap
¥3691.96 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 8,364.00
+1.00 +0.01%
Volume: 3.27M
May 7, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
15.46
Dividend Yield
2.63%
Market Cap
¥23382.57 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥83.25M
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/zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 10,470.00
-245.00 -2.29%
Volume: 7.06M
May 7, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
11.17
Dividend Yield
0.57%
Market Cap
¥13247.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/201681083/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 9.50
+0.08 +0.85%
Volume: 21.48M
May 7, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
5.37
Dividend Yield
5.76%
Market Cap
HK$205.04 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$5.54M
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/zigman2/quotes/205731176/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 19.54
+0.06 +0.31%
Volume: 9.07M
May 7, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
4.36
Dividend Yield
6.04%
Market Cap
HK$213.19 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$34.63M
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/zigman2/quotes/201441510/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 41.55
-1.00 -2.35%
Volume: 6.69M
May 7, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
29.35
Dividend Yield
0.72%
Market Cap
HK$51.42 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$570,931
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
81,900.00
-400.00 -0.49%
Volume: 14.15M
May 7, 2021 3:30p
P/E Ratio
21.32
Dividend Yield
1.76%
Market Cap
₩552618.22 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩2.16B
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/zigman2/quotes/203084975/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 26.09
+0.07 +0.27%
Volume: 5.50M
May 7, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
41.35
Dividend Yield
1.19%
Market Cap
$95.34 billion
Rev. per Employee
$826,888
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/zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 127.11
+1.35 +1.07%
Volume: 1.24M
May 7, 2021 4:10p
P/E Ratio
14.81
Dividend Yield
4.83%
Market Cap
$191.06 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.36M
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