Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains amid trade friction

TOKYO -- Asian shares were mostly higher Friday after gains on Wall Street but investors continued to watch for news about U.S.-China trade friction.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.1 per cent to 21,524.02, and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.5 per cent to 5,685.50 in early trading.

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