Asian stocks up as Sino-US trade talks in focus, dollar supported
The dollar extended the previous day's gains and was 0.1 percent higher at 111.84 yen.
A summit to seal a trade deal between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will not happen at the end of March as previously discussed because more work is needed in negotiations, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday.
British lawmakers voted on Thursday to seek a delay in Britain's exit from the European Union, setting the stage for Prime Minister May to renew efforts to get her divorce deal approved by parliament next week.
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