Oil price, Asian stocks and bond yields were trading marginally higher on Friday ending the week on positive mode. Japanese currency Yen continued to rise against US dollar and this also further aided Asian stocks.
R-Square Macro Management is increasing its exposure to Russian currency Ruble. It's hoping on rebound in Ruble as it fell 37 percent from the recent high in 2015. Some asset managers scaled back their wagers on Ruble amid high volatility in the Russian currency.
Apparel retailer Esprit Holdings attributed the loss in 2012 to a sluggish European market and increased competition from other brand names such as Zara and Hennes & Mauritz.
The General Administration of Customs registered above projected numbers in terms of overseas shipments.
Alcatel rebounded with strong growth that beat estimates.