Investors largely shrugged off the Bank of Japan's widely expected decision to keep monetary policy unchanged.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index faltered 75.86 points, or 0.3%, to 23,138.54, as investors took profit on the outperforming
The world's biggest smartphone maker by shipments said Friday it expects an operating profit of between
Australian equities fell Friday, under pressure following sharp declines on
Shares of mining sector heavyweight BHP Billiton Ltd. slumped 1.4%, and Rio Tinto Ltd. shares 0.9%. In the energy group, stock in Woodside Petroleum Ltd. fell 1%.
Financial shares struggled as well, with National Australia Bank Ltd. losing 1%. The S&P/ASX 200 was on track for a weekly decline of 2%, which would mark the index's first loss in eight weeks.
In other markets;
The Singapore Straits Times Index dropped 6.71 points, or 0.2%, to 3,138.08
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