Asian markets were up and U.S. stock futures were mixed in early Friday trading.
Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 65.83 points, or 0.34%, to 19,419.60. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng rose 66.19 points, or 0.24%, to 27,584.79. Stocks were 0.27% lower in Singapore at 3,263.45.
In U.S. stock futures overnight, Dow futures were down 2 points, or 0.01%, at 21,784. Nasdaq and S&P futures were both up, 0.01% and 0.02% respectively, at 5,841.25 and 2,441.25.
Gold futures were down $1.00, or 0.08%, to $1,291.00, while oil futures were up 0.65%, to 47.74 as Hurricane Harvey approaches a landfall along the Texas coast.
On Wall Street Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 28.69 points, to close 0.13% lower, at 21,783.40. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also fell, 0.21% and 0.11%, respectively, to close at 2,438.97 and 6,271.33.
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