Meanwhile, crude prices started to slip on Friday Asian time but holding above $50 a barrel, after producer cartel Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed on a production cut for the first time since 2008 on Wednesday.
U.S. crude futures dipped 0.12 percent to $51.00 a barrel, while Brent fell 0.54 percent to $53.65 on Friday.
The greenback slipped on Friday, as investors await the U.S. jobs report. The dollar index was softer at 100.77 as of 2:50 pm HK/SIN, compared to levels as high as 101.59 yesterday. The yen wavered at 114.07 against the dollar, strengthening as much as 113.54 earlier.
Markets stateside finished lower on Thursday, with losses led by technology stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average ended up 0.36 percent at 19,191.93, the S&P 500 closed down 0.35 percent at 2,191.08 while the Nasdaq composite tumbled 1.36 percent to 5,251.11.
In after hours trading, Starbucks fell more than 3 percent after the coffee giant announced that its CEO Howard Schultz would be stepping down. Starbucks stock was down 3.2 percent at $56.64.
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