Shares in Asian markets were trading on a mixed note on Friday as investors are uncertain regarding the trade talks between the US and China.
The US trade negotiations that had been tipped as determinative in the end broke up with an agreement to keep talking, as a March 1 deadline for tariff hikes looms. News that China plans to buy substantially more American agricultural and energy goods failed to impact the market as Asian shares already heading for a fourth straight weekly advance.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump and the China delegation said progress was made in trade negotiations in Washington. Further, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer head to China in mid-February.