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Asian stock markets were exhibiting a mixed trend ahead of the U.S. labour market data release. Analysts expect that the unemployment rate should decrease to 6.6% in April from 6.7% in March and 211,000 jobs should be added in April.
The Shanghai stock market was closed for a public holiday.
Indexes on the close:
Nikkei 225 14,457.51 -27.62 -0.19%
Hang Seng 22,260.67 +126.70 +0.57%
Shanghai Composite closed
Sony shares decreased 1.5% after cutting its earnings guidance for the third time in a year.
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