Based in Singapore, See Kit is the News Assistant at CNBC.com's Asia-Pacific team. Follow her on Twitter
Asian equity markets were mixed on the final trading day of the week as investors avoided making aggressive bets before a key set of Chinese data over the weekend.
Asian indices traded mixed on Thursday, overlooking a positive handover from Wall Street.
Fears that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner rather than later sent Asian indices spiraling on Wednesday.
Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday amid light volumes as markets in South Korea and Hong Kong were closed for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Hong Kong is bracing for protests after Beijing slammed the door on electoral reforms on Sunday, fanning fears of potential economic fallout.
Asian indices painted a mixed trading picture on Monday after a gathering of central bankers failed to give any clues about interest rates.