Stocks in Asia mixed amid mixed cues

Stocks in Asia mixed amid mixed cues

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia- Stocks in Asia were mixed on Friday with moves in either direction limited to less than one percent.

The Nikkei 225 in Japan went 115.45 points or 0.56 percent to close at 27,665. 98.

The Australian All Ordinaries fell by 3.70 points or 0.05 percent to 7,785. 90.

The Kospi Composite fell 17.87 points or 0.65 percent to 2,739. 78.

In the final hour of trading, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 80 points.

The U.S. dollar barely moved Friday during the Asian trading zone. The euro was around 1.1059. The British pound fell to 1.3118. The Japanese yen was stronger at 122.62. The Swiss franc was unchanged at 0.9229.

The Canadian dollar weakened slightly to 1.2525. The Australian dollar was little changed at 0.7484. The New Zealand dollar fell to 0.6918.

Overnight on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 550.46 points or 1.56% to 34,678. 35.

The Standard and Poor's 500 fell 72.04 points or 1.57% to 4,530. 41.

The Nasdaq Composite was down 221.76 points or 1.54% to 14,220, down 221.76 points or 1.54%. 52.