Mining stocks also declined despite iron ore prices rebounding overnight. Rio Tinto fell 2.5 percent while BHP Billiton dropped 2 percent.
Malcolm Wood, Head of Investment Strategy at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, told CNBC's Cash Flow, "Commodity prices and weaker-than-expected Chinese data are dominating the day at this point in time. I think the data flow over the next couple of months is very important. If we see any pick up in activity, then i think we'll see a more genuine rebound to the stock and iron ore prices."
Air carrier Qantas fell 1 percent, as the company's chief executive officer Alan Joyce spoke at a senate inquiry early Friday, about the airline's decision to cut jobs last month.
Leighton Holdings continued to head south, falling 2.5 percent after Thursday's management shake-up.
Seoul down 0.8%
South Korea's benchmark Kospi index widened losses to end at a five-week-low of 1,919 on Friday.
Blue-chip stocks weighed on the bourse all day. Samsung Electronics entered a two-day losing streak with a 1.2 percent drop.
Steel maker Posco shed 1 percent. Its new chief executive Kwon Oh-joon said at an annual meeting of shareholders early Friday, that the steel maker will shy away from expanding manufacturing capacity for the time being and raise cash by selling non-core assets and by listing some affiliates.
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Limiting declines for the battered bourse was SK Telecom which held gains above 2.4 percent.
SK Hynix eased losses to shed 0.3 percent, on news that Toshiba would be seeking damages from it.