- The Nikkei slips 1.2% in Tokyo as the yen strengthens 0.37% against the dollar to ¥99.74.
- Elsewhere in the region, Australian shares fall 0.4% ahead of elections this weekend.
- The Shanghai Composite is +0.2% ahead of CPI and PPI data due Monday.
- Hang Seng +0.12%, Kospi +0.13%
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