Asian stocks extended gains on Friday, looked set to end the week with the best results since March.
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index was up 0.3 percent, poised for a weekly rise of 2.6 percent.
Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.2 percent.
The Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.2 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was flat.
Australia’s S&P/ASX jumped 0.5%.