Asian stock markets finished higher, rebounding from a sharp drop Thursday. Buying interest in exporters buoyed the market. Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 101 points, or 0.92%, to 11,128.05. Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index gained 92.71 points, or 0.78%, to finish at 12,022.64.
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 19.62 points, or 0.24%, to 8,348.74.