Asia markets closed mixed in the final trading day of the week, amid a muted reaction to China's gross domestic product (GDP) numbers for the first quarter, which matched forecasts.
Australia's ASX 200 finished up 38.86 points, or 0.76 percent, at 5,157.48, after the energy and materials subindexes reversed losses of nearly 1 percent in early trade. The heavily-weighted financials subindex closed up 0.54 percent. For the week, the main index advanced 4.45 percent.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 snapped a three-session winning streak on the back of a relatively weaker yen. The benchmark index closed down 63.02 points, or 0.37 percent, at 16,848.03. Japanese stocks mostly ignored an earthquake that struck southwestern Japan on Thursday. The index added 6.4 percent for the week.