Asia Stocks Mixed as Sovereign Bond Yields Dip: Markets Wrap

Hong Kong shares remained under pressure, while Japanís Topix index edged up. S&P 500 futures were steady after U.S. stocks Thursday climbed to a five-week high. A surprise increase in U.S. jobless claims supported the idea the Federal Reserve may cut rates, with the yield on 10-year Treasuries falling to 2.08%.