U.S. markets closed mixed on Friday. At the close the DOW JONES added 0.06% to 17,832.99 points. The S&P 500 lost -0.03% with a final quote of 2,058.20. Disappointing data on the ISM Manufacturing Index and Construction Spending were published on Friday weighing on the markets.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng declined by -0.16% to 23,818.93 points. China's Shanghai Composite closed at 3,351.35 points, rallying as much as 3.61% diverging from mainland and Hong Kong.
Japan's Nikkei declined on the first trading day of 2015 by -0.24% closing at 17,408.71 giving up earlier gains. A stronger yen weighed on exporters and falling oil prices put pressure on energy shares.