Asian equity markets ended mixed on the final trading day of the week amid concerns of a worsening situation in Ukraine.
On Thursday, Ukraine accused Russia of invading the country following a fresh offensive into the coastal town of Novoazovsk. The accusation came after NATO warned that
That saw U.S. stocks decline overnight with the S&P 500 halting a three-day winning streak to end below 2,000. But strong economic data helped stem the losses; second-quarter growth was revised higher to show a 4.2 percent gain while pending home sales hit an eleven-month high.
For the month of August, Japan's benchmark index was the worst performer with losses exceeding 1 percent while the Shanghai Composite index saw the biggest gains, up 1 percent.