Asian stock markets closed mostly higher today-Friday, with the key market in Tokyo climbing after a three-day holiday break.
Tokyo's Nikkei index rose nearly 2% -190 points, to close at 11,192. The Nikkei slipped 1-10th of 1% on Monday.
Hong Kong's key index, the Hang Seng, slipped slightly -28 points, to finish at 14,034. The Hang Seng rose nearly 1% Thursday.
Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Bombay, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Taipei. Markets closed lower in Kuala Lumpur and Wellington. The Shanghai market was closed for a week-long holiday.
The U.S. dollar was quoted at 104.75 yen in Tokyo, down 0.63 yen from late Monday in Tokyo, but above its late Thursday New York level of 104.45 yen.
The price of gold in Hong Kong fell one dollar and 50 cents to close at 430 dollars and five cents an ounce.