Stocks in Asia were mostly higher overnight, shrugging off modest declines in the U.S. Thursday and uncertainty over a potential U.S. government shutdown as well as rising interest rates on the benchmark 10-year treasury note.
In Tokyo the Japan Nikkei 225 rose 0.31% to 23,836.84.
In Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index rose 0.1% to 32155.24.
In South Korea the KOSPI 50 fell 0.19% to 2204.39.
The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes rose to 2.63%, its highest level since 2014.
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