Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Friday morning trade as investors watched regional technology stock movements following a decline in the sector stateside overnight.
Mainland Chinese stocks were mixed, with the Shanghai composite down slightly while the Shenzhen component rose 0.349%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 0.33%.
Elsewhere, Japanese stocks saw gains, as the Nikkei 225 rose 0.27% while the Topix index advanced 0.48%. South Korea’s Kospi declined 0.63%.
Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index traded 0.23% lower.