Japan's Topix index fell from a seven-year high, posting its first weekly loss this month, as the yen held five days of gains. Retailers led declines.
HANG SENG 27,597.68 -142.03 -0.51%
S&P/ASX 200 5,877.9 -69.57 -1.17%
TOPIX 1,588.69 -10.73 -0.67%
SHANGHAI COMP 4,288.35 93.53 2.23%
Sony Corp., a consumer electronics maker that gets more than 70 percent of sales outside Japan, lost 3.7 percent after Wikileaks published company documents.
Discount-store operator Don Quijote Holdings Co. slumped 7.6 percent.
JX Holdings Inc. advanced 2.2 percent as crude oil headed for the biggest weekly gain since 2011 and the Nikkei reported that the energy producer's profit will exceed analyst estimates.