China stocks rose to post weekly gains, as upbeat profits from industrial firms pointed to a continued recovery amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Japan’s core consumer prices fell in October at their fastest annual pace in nearly a decade.
Stock prices and bond yields fell in relatively light trading on Friday as investors reacted to dwindling aid for the U.S. economy and rising coronavirus infection rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 219.75 points,or 0.75%, to 29,263.48, the S&P 500 lost 24.33 points, or0.68%, to 3,557.54 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped49.74 points, or 0.42%, to 11,854.97. The S&P 500 and the Dow posted marginal losses for the week,while the tech-laden Nasdaq settled a bit higher from lastFriday's close.