Japan Nikkei 225 ( drops 0.2%. South Korea's ) Kospi ( bounces between small gains and losses. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index ) ( moved slightly lower. )
Continued uncertainty surrounding several trade disputes has investors ahead. The US plans to impose tariffs on European exports soon for $ 7.5 billion, this complication this week further increased the complication of the concerns that investors are considering.
Overnight in the US, markets experienced an unstable day of trading. Dow dropped by as much as 335 points after the Institute of Supply Management reported growth for worse than expected for the US service sector.
However, the index fell back to close higher as investors' hopes for a Federal Reserve interest rate cut rose.
On Friday, the US government will issue its closely followed report on jobs.
Chinese markets remained closed Friday for the holiday week. They will open again next Tuesday.