Japanese Markets Open for the First Time Since Monday, Gold Flat ahead of NFP Job Data
All the major Asian indices are trading on a lower note on Friday ahead of US NFP job results. Japanese markets also open lower after long vacation.
On the other side, Japanese Yen steady above 107.00 marks and gold hovers around $1280 marks after touched low at $1268 overnight. Japan's Nikkei 225 index was down 0.83% at 16,013.65 on Friday morning in Tokyo, while the broader Topix index slipped 0.11% to 1,298.42 points.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was trading 1.42% lower at 20,160.35 points in early trade, while the Shanghai Composite index tumbled 1.43% to 2,954.98 points.
Australia's S&P/ASX 200 traded 0.44% lower at 5,255.90 points on Friday morning in Sydney.
New Zealand's S&P/NZX 50 index was trading 0.21% to 6,862.16 points on Friday afternoon in Wellington.