Beijing - Asian stock markets were mixed higher on Friday after Wall Street gained and Chinese factory activity improved.
KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.1% to 19 078.81 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3% to 3 220.28.
Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 shed 0.3% to 5 880.20 and Seoul's Kospi was little-changed at 2 164.00.
India's Sensex retreated 0.1% to 29 604.21 and benchmarks in Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta also declined. New Zealand and Singapore gained.