Asian stocks bounced on Friday after a tough week in which investors assesed a greater probability of a higher U.S. interest rates in December.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares rose 0.4 percent, but was still on track for a weekly loss of 1.7 percent.
Japan’s Nikkei leaped 3.6 percent in early trading.
South Korea's Kospi index increased 0.9 percent and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index ticked up 0.2 percent.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index climbed 0.4 percent and Shanghai stocks edged up 0.2 percent.