New Zealand declined, while Singapore and Jakarta advanced.
Global markets have recovered most of this year’s losses, though the bulk of gains went to big tech companies and a handful of stocks, while most issues still are down.
Investors have been encouraged by central bank infusions of credit into struggling economies and hopes for a vaccine to end the coronavirus pandemic that plunged the global economy into its deepest downturn since the 1930s.
Forecasters warn, however, that the rebound might be too early to be supported by uncertain economic activity as infection numbers rise in the United States, Brazil and some other countries.
Some governments have re-imposed anti-disease controls that hamper business.
On Wall Street, the S&P 500 declined to 3,319.47 on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.9% to 27,657.42. The Nasdaq composite lost 1.1% to 10,793.28.
Apple Inc. dropped 3.2%, Microsoft Corp. fell 1.2% and Amazon.com Inc. slid 1.8%. Markets also are on edge about U.S.-Chinese tension over trade, technology and security. The White House said Friday it would ban downloads of the popular Chinese-owned Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, citing security concerns.
A federal judge on Saturday agreed to postpone the restrictions on WeChat on the grounds they might interfere with free speech. The same day, President Donald Trump endorsed an agreement for TikTok, a unit of China’s ByteDance Ltd., to form a U.S. company with Oracle Corp. and Walmart Inc.