Asian equity markets were mixed on Friday as caution ahead of Chinese growth data next week offset gains from Wall Street's record-breaking rally overnight.
Japan's Nikkei and Australia's S&P ASX 200 pared gains from their respective multi-week highs. Amid laggards, South Korea's Kospi index closed below 1,870 points and the Shanghai Composite tumbled 1.6 percent.
For the week, Australia's benchmark was Asia's outperformer with a 2.7 percent gain while the Kospi came in second with 2 percent gains each.
"Investor sentiment has shifted from fears of when the Fed will taper to further stimulus by the Fed, and an expectation that China's Premier Li Keqiang will tackle this slowdown with structural changes," said Kelly Teoh, market strategist at IG in a morning note.