Australian markets have opened flat on Friday, after a volatile session for US stocks overnight.
The benchmark S&P ASX 200 kicked off Friday’s session a touch higher by 3 points at 5,228.80.
Over in South Korea, the Kospi index opened lower by 0.39% at 1993.03.
The region’s biggest market, Japan is shut on Friday for a national holiday. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ended the shortened trading week down 5%.
Losses on Wall Street accelerated on Thursday afternoon, with some investors rattled by a 3% decline for shares in Apple.