Asian Markets Turn Higher, Gold Stable Above $1250
Major Asian indices are trading on a higher note on the quiet session of Friday. USD/JPY remains supported around 110.00 marks while Gold fails to break key support at $1242 and currently trading around $1255 marks.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index was trading 0.19% higher at 16,677.27 points on Friday morning in Tokyo, while the broader Topix gauge was up 0.07% at 1,337.52 points.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was trading 1.10% higher to 19,923.30 points, while the Shanghai Composite index tumbled 0.61% to 2,789.84 points.
South Korea's Kospi index rose 0.08% to 1,948.48 points.
Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index was trading 0.58% higher at 5,354.40 points in Sydney.
New Zealand's S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.17% to 6,891.74 points on Friday afternoon in Wellington.