- Shares of Tencent in Hong Kong dropped 3.37% on Friday, despite the Chinese tech behemoth posting a 65% surge in its quarterly profit on Thursday.
- Stocks on Wall Street rose overnight stateside, bouncing back after three straight days of losses.
SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Friday following an overnight bounce on Wall Street.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index closed little changed at 28,458.44. Shares of Tencent in Hong Kong dropped 3.37% on Friday, despite the Chinese tech behemoth posting a 65% surge in its quarterly profit on Thursday.
Meanwhile in Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.15% to 7,030.30.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.18% higher.
Overnight stateside, the S&P 500 gained around 1.1% to 4,159.12 while the Nasdaq Composite surged 1.77% to 13,535.74. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 188.11 points to 34,084.15. Those gains on Wall Street came on the back of three straight days of losses.
Currencies and oil
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 89.819 — off levels above 90 seen earlier in the week.
The Japanese yen traded at 108.62 per dollar, stronger than levels above 109.2 against the greenback seen earlier this week. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.774 following a recent rise from around $0.772.