Shares in the Asia-Pacific region showed mixed trading on Friday afternoon after a rally on Wall Street as the S&P 500 climbed to a record high at the close.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 shed 9.83 points to 28,948.73 points.
The Japanese yen is trading at 109.39 per US dollar, up from 109.6 against the US dollar yesterday.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng added 103.25 points, or 0.4%, to 28,842.13.
The Australian dollar changed hands at $ 0.7752, up from around $ 0.776 seen earlier in the week.
In other markets
In Shanghai, the CSI 300 fell from 46.77 points, or 0.9%, to 5224.70.
In Singapore, the Straits Times Index fell 4.53 points, or 0.1%, to 3157.77.
The Kospi Index in Korea added 24.68 points, or 0.8%, to 3249.32 points.
In Taiwan, the Taiex Index climbed 54.3 points, or 0.3%, to 17,213.52 points.
In New Zealand, the NZX 50 gained 32.38 points, or 0.3%, to 12,550.39 points.
In Australia, the ASX 200 rose 9.83 points, or 0.1%, to 7312.33 points.