Chinese shares open higher Friday
Chinese stocks opened higher on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.18 percent to open at 2,539.55 points.
The Shenzhen Component Index opened 0.17 percent higher at 7,441.18 points.
The ChiNext Index, China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, was up 0.08 percent to open at 1,260 points Friday.
The ChiNext Index, together with the Shenzhen Component Index and the Shenzhen SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) Board Index, are major indices reflecting the performance of stocks listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
Tokyo stocks open higher on Wall Street's advance, yen's decline
Tokyo stocks opened higher Friday, with investor sentiment lifted by Wall Street's overnight rise and the yen's depreciation against the U.S. dollar, which elevated exporter issues.
As of 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 206.53 points, or 1.02 percent, from Thursday to 20,370.33.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 9.00 points, or 0.59 percent, at 1,531.01.
Machinery, precision instrument, and electric appliance-linked issues comprised those that gained the most in the opening minutes after the morning bell.
Hong Kong stocks open 0.64 pct higher
Hong Kong stocks gained 170.59 points, or 0.64 percent, to open at 26,692.02 points on Friday.