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Japan's Nikkei share average settled 0.6% down at 19, 234. 62 points as market's sentiment was dimmed by a stronger yen. Investors also took caution of the weakened financials which were weighed down by the decline in U.S. bond yields after relatively dovish comments from a top U.S. Fed Reserve official.

The benchmark index ended negative for the week, declining by 0.7%. The Topix shed 0.4% to 1,544.54 while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 lost 0.5% to 13,855.47.

New York Fed Chief William Dudley's recent comments was perceived as more dovish compared to Fed Chair Janet Yellen's remarks before the Congress, who struck a hawkish tone.

Financial stocks lost ground after a recent rally due to the surge in U.S. yields earlier this week. The sector underperformed after the yields on the 10-year notes sank to 2.44% down from the 2.50% seen on Wednesday.

Toshiba Corp. posted a steep drop of 9.2% after rating agency S&P issued a warning that it could slash the group's rating if financial backing from lenders includes any form of loan restructuring. There were also concerns that the stock may be downgraded to the second section of Tokyo Stock Exchange if continues to underperform until the end of the business year.

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Oil prices were stable on Friday following recent declines, but are bound for their first weekly drop in six weeks as worries regarding the surging U.S. supplies hurt the market's recent rally.

Brent crude oil futures stood at $61.31 per barrel, falling 5 cents from their last settlement. Meanwhile, U.S. WTI crude futures traded at $55.32 per barrel, up 18 cents or 0.3 percent from their last close.

Still, Brent, the international benchmark for crude prices, was bound to decline 3.4 percent for the week while WTI was headed for a 2.5 percent weekly drop on concerns regarding growth in U.S. production and stockpiles, after both contracts hit their highest level in two-and-a-half years last week.

Oil markets have received solid support in the last months by OPEC, which, along with non-OPEC producers, have committed to an agreement to limit production since January in order to rebalance the market and drive up prices. The initiative has resulted to an almost 40 percent jump in Brent prices since June.

The deal to limit output is due to end in March 2018, but OPEC will convene on November 30 to discuss policy. It is widely expected that the cuts will be extended as storage levels continue to be elevated despite recent declines in inventories.

Gold prices increased on Friday as the dollar fell following a report that investigators are looking potential Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election had subpoenaed President Donald Trump's election campaign for documents.

Spot gold rose 0.3 percent to $1,282.72 an ounce. The precious metal around 0.5 percent for the week, in what could be its second consecutive weekly gain.

U.S. gold futures for December delivery climbed 0.4 percent to $1,282.70.

"The fall in the dollar and strengthening in Asian currencies have made gold attractive for Asian investors," according to John Sharma, an economist with National Australia Bank. However, uncertainties surrounding a U.S. tax reform bill and a likely interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve next month are sending mixed signals to the market, keeping gold rangebound, he adds.

Spot gold is biased to rise above a neutral range of $1,270-$1,286 per ounce, and gain further towards $1,298, according to Reuters technicals analyst Wang Tao.

The dollar index versus a basket of six major peers fell 0.3 percent.

In other precious metal, silver climbed 0.1 percent at $17.098 per ounce, platinum added 0.4 percent to $934.50 while palladium rose 0.3 percent to $990.25.

For the week, silver has climbed 1.1 percent, in what could be its best week in five. Platinum rose 1.1 percent, on track for a third consecutive weekly gain, while palladium fell 0.3 percent.

San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams restated his view that the U.S. economy has sustained a steady pace of growth that makes it strong enough for the Fed to continue its process of normalizing monetary policy gradually over the next couple of years to around 2.5 percent.

Speaking at the sidelines of a conference, Williams expressed his view that a 'perfectly reasonable' route for policy was one more rate hike this year, and three hikes in the following year.

He also called for his counterparts in other central banks around the world to take advantage of the moment of relative economic calm to reevaluate their strategy to monetary policy. He said that in order to avoid the next recession, global central bankers must take more actions than just lower interest rates.

Williams said central banks will be better able to handle the next economic recession if new approaches which are effective even when many nations are simultaneously limited by the lower bound are developed. He said that alternatives such as negative interest rates, as well as untested tools such as price-level targeting or nominal-income targeting, has significant pros and cons which should be studied and discussed carefully.

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