Asian shares ended lower as investor pessimism continued to weigh on markets.
Shanghai’s SSE slipped 0.3 percent to end at 2,938 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slid 1.5 percent to finish at 21,067. Tokyo’s stock market was closed for a national holiday after slipping 3.6 percent on Thursday.
Chow Tai Fook gained 0.9 percent to end at 5.40 Hong Kong dollars while Esprit rose 0.6 percent to finish at 6.80 Hong Kong dollars. Li & Fung suffered during the session, shedding 3.6 percent to end at 4.81 Hong Kong dollars.