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Asian equity markets record mixed results Friday

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Following the massive pullback Thursday from Asian equities, specifically in the Japanese Nikkei, many investors wondered how the market would react today. What ensued was a checkered trading session in Asia, though much less volatile today.

Beginning with the indices and composites, the Shanghai rose +1.57% as it settles in region of 2288.53, up +12.87 points in these moments. In addition, the Nikkei 225 is trading in positive territory, operating at 14612.45, following a recovery of +128.47 points or +0.89% at the time of writing. Finally, the Hang Seng Index has edged lower today, trading in the zone of 22618.67, presently -0.23% after a movement of -51.01 points.

Moving to commodities the prices of gold and silver are trading at USD $1389.00 and $22.51 per oz. respectively. Moreover, the price of crude dove to USD $94.01/bbl Friday.

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