Asia markets rise, South Korea stocks pop ahead of US CPI report

China’s tourism revenue is still running well below 2019 levels, data shows

National tourism revenue for the Mid-Autumn Festival reached 28.68 billion yuan ($4.16 billion) — just 60.6% of the 2019 pre-pandemic levels, according to official data.

The revenue has remained below 2019 levels since the pandemic hit in early 2020.

Movie-ticketing site Maoyan showed the long-weekend box office came in at 370 million yuan ($53.44 million), the lowest since 2017.

Online shopping, meanwhile, held up in terms of value, according to data from China’s postal authority.

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–Evelyn Cheng

Ramsay Health Care shares plunge 14% after takeover talks hit roadblock

Australian hospital operator Ramsay Health Care’s shares dropped as much as 14.6% after the company announced a KKR-led consortium is “not in a position to improve the terms” of a takeover proposal.

Ramsay Health rejected the proposal earlier this year, saying the offer was “meaningfully inferior.”

The company’s shares later recovered slightly but were still 11% lower.

— Abigail Ng

Nio jumps more than 20% at open after Deutsche Bank report

Hong Kong-listed shares of Chinese electric vehicle-maker Nio jumped as much as 21% at the open following a bullish report by Deutsche Bank.

Reiterating his buy rating, analyst Edison Yu made minor changes to forecasts and said Nio remains Deutsche Bank’s top China EV pick in a note dated Sept. 12.

CNBC Pro: Forget oil — coal is hot right now. Here are 2 stocks to play it, according to the pros

Coal mining in Wyoming.

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Coal prices are at record highs and market watchers see prices going even higher as a global energy crisis looms.

“It’s almost like any or all companies are a buy,” analyst Peter O’Conner said of the booming coal sector, and reveals his favorite stock.

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— Xavier Ong

Nintendo shares jump 5% ahead of games announcement livestream

Squid Game-related stock up 10% at the open over Emmys hopes

Bucket Studio Co.which holds a stake in a private company that represents “Squid Game” lead actor Lee Jung-jae, jumped more than 10% as the show eyed a historic victory in the drama series race.

The company’s shares jumped more than 20% immediately after Netflix posted in June a letter from the directorHwang Dong-hyuk, announcing the series will return with a second season.

Other content-related stocks CJ ENM and CJ CGV were also up more than 2.5% in the morning session, and Showbox rose 1.5%.

– Jihye Lee

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