Asian stock markets are mixed bag on Friday. Australia trading higher and hit a 22-month high despite RBA lowered its GDP forecast for 2013. Japan is trading down by 1.80% as investors dampened by a weak Euro zone outlook by ECB.. Hong Kong and Chinese markets closed up in green supported by better than expected data. Many stock markets across Asia, including those in mainland China, Hong Kong, So...uth Korea, Taiwan and Singapore, will be closed Monday for holidays celebrating the Lunar New Year. Hong Kong's holidays run through to Wednesday while China and Taiwan are closed all week. Japan's markets are also closed Monday. U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher start on Friday with the futures on the Dow Jones up by 0.06%, the futures on the S&P 500 index rose 0.05% while Nasdaq 100 index surged 0.12%.
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