Asian stocks on Friday traded mixed. Japan’s NIKKEI-225 gained 2.1 percent and South Korea’s KOSPI 0.8 percent. On the other hand, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng declined 0.7 percent, China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.4 percent and Singapore’s Straits Times slipped 0.2 percent.
Major European stocks also remained mixed in intra-day trade. FTSC-100 rose 0.2 percent and Germany’s DAX added 0.1 percent while France’s CAC fell 0.3 percent.