Factbox: Asian stocks on the move after Japan quake

By @ibtimes on

Shares in Asian companies tumbled on Monday after the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan that likely killed more than 10,000 people.

Following is a roundup of the stocks affected by Friday's devastating earthquake, which forced Japanese automakers, electronics firms and oil refiners to shut key factories.

Stock moves as of 0235 GMT.

Japan:

SONY CORP <6758.T> FALLS 7.7 PCT

Shares in Sony fell after the company suspended production at eight plants in the affected region.

TOYOTA <7203.T>DOWN 7.2 PCT

Toyota Motor, the world's biggest automaker, declined after the earthquake and tsunami forced it to suspend operations at all its 12 domestic factories, which remain closed on Monday. The carmaker has been unable to inspect factories in the worst-affected areas. Toyota builds 38 percent of its vehicles in Japan.

NISSAN <7201.T> DOWN 8.5 PCT Nissan Motor, Japan's No. 2 automaker, halted production at all four of its car assembly factories in Japan and will not re-start on Monday. Nissan manufactures 22 percent of its vehicles in Japan.

HONDA <7267.T> DOWN 3.8 PCT Honda, Japan's third-largest automaker, will keep all its factories closed on Monday except for a motorcycle plant on the southern island of Kyushu. Honda makes 24 percent of its cars in Japan. MS&AD Insurance Group <8725.T> down 7.9 pct

The non-life insurer fell on concerns insurers will be face massive payouts following the earthquake.

TEPCO <9501.T> UNTRADED ON GLUT OF SELL ORDERS

Tokyo Electric Power was untraded on a glut of sell orders 200 times the number of bids. Shareholders were asking 2,071 yen per share, 2.4 percent lower than Friday's closing price. Japan's biggest utility has battled to cool damaged reactors at its Fukushima plant.

AUSTRALIA

Shares of Australia-listed uranium miners, some of the world's biggest, tumbled as Japan's struggle to prevent a nuclear catastrophe at earthquake-damaged nuclear power generators raised questions about the industry's future.

** Energy Resources of Australia , a unit of global miner Rio Tinto , was down 10.7 percent.

** Paladin lost 14.6 percent.

TAIWAN

AU Optronics <2409.TW>, the world's No.4 flat-panel maker, was down 4 percent. The company's chairman said he sees limited impact on AU's facility in Japan, though he was worried the quake would affect the supply chain.

(Compiled by Vinu Pilakkott; Editing by Anshuman Daga)

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