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Asian stock markets: Nikkei, Hang Seng gain, Shanghai Composite slips

Ping An jumps in Hong Kong and China

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By Dow Jones Newswire


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Hong Kong's Vivian Kong Man Wai, left, duels South Korea's Kang Young-mi on Tuesday at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

With a number of Southeast Asian markets closed for a holiday on Wednesday, equities in the rest of the Asia-Pacific region turned in a mixed performance. But S&P 500 futures were down 0.2% in the wake of the fresh political storm encircling President Donald Trump with Paul Manafort’s conviction and Michael Cohen’s guilty pleas.

Japan’s Nikkei /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.55%  gained 0.6% to 22,362.55. Automakers rose, with Toyota /zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed JP:7203 +1.70%  up 2.3% and Honda /zigman2/quotes/200490352/delayed JP:7267 +2.11% adding 1.9%.

Chinese stocks fell after two days of 1%-plus gains that had reversed some of last week’s sharp declines. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.27%  declined 0.7%, while the Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 +0.19%  lost 1.1%. Insurance stocks rose amid Ping An’s /zigman2/quotes/202773380/delayed CN:601318 -0.10% strong results, released after the close on Tuesday. Ping An’s A shares climbed 2.5%.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -0.05% added 0.6% to 27,925.83. Ping An /zigman2/quotes/210301384/delayed HK:1833 -0.81% surged 3.3%, while HSBC /zigman2/quotes/202687335/delayed HK:5 +0.10% and China Mobile /zigman2/quotes/200868736/delayed HK:941 -0.30%  fell.

Australia’s benchmark /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +1.30% added to Tuesday’s underperformance, pressured further by fresh 1% declines in financials and miners. Stocks were up again in New Zealand, though, with the NZX 50 /zigman2/quotes/211587880/delayed NZ:NZ50GR -0.56% rising 0.5% to a record close of 9,162.61.

South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +1.63% gained 0.1% to 2,273.33, as Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 +1.59% rose 2.9%. Taiwan’s Taiex   nudged up 0.1% to 10,804.20. Indexes in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia were closed for holidays.

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JP : Nikkei
29,518.34
+160.52 +0.55%
Volume: 0.00
May 10, 2021 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 8,506.00
+142.00 +1.70%
Volume: 4.40M
May 10, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
15.72
Dividend Yield
2.59%
Market Cap
¥23385.37 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥83.25M
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/zigman2/quotes/200490352/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 3,431.00
+71.00 +2.11%
Volume: 4.86M
May 10, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
14.28
Dividend Yield
2.39%
Market Cap
¥5801.53 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥68.28M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,427.99
+9.12 +0.27%
Volume: 37.42B
May 10, 2021 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed
CN : Shenhzen Stock Exchange
2,243.93
+4.25 +0.19%
Volume: 37.11B
May 10, 2021 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/202773380/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
¥ 70.03
-0.07 -0.10%
Volume: 52.46M
May 10, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
10.38
Dividend Yield
3.14%
Market Cap
¥1259.85 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥3.54M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
28,595.66
-14.99 -0.05%
Volume: 2.36M
May 10, 2021 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210301384/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 85.75
-0.70 -0.81%
Volume: 3.97M
May 10, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
HK$99.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.83M
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/zigman2/quotes/202687335/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 49.15
+0.05 +0.10%
Volume: 15.30M
May 10, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
21.45
Dividend Yield
2.37%
Market Cap
HK$1000.55 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$2.56M
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/zigman2/quotes/200868736/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 49.85
-0.15 -0.30%
Volume: 19.49M
May 10, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
8.43
Dividend Yield
6.60%
Market Cap
HK$1023.77 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.90M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
7,172.80
+92.00 +1.30%
Volume: 222.00
May 11, 2021 7:13a
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NZ : New Zealand: NZX
12,659.01
-70.91 -0.56%
Volume: 0.00
May 10, 2021 5:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
3,249.30
+52.10 +1.63%
Volume: 1.01M
May 10, 2021 3:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
83,200.00
+1,300 +1.59%
Volume: 19.39M
May 10, 2021 3:30p
P/E Ratio
21.66
Dividend Yield
1.74%
Market Cap
₩550477.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩2.16B
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