Japan's Nikkei rose 0.28 percent and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.19 percent. Australian shares rose 0.24 percent, while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.57 percent.
Uncertainties over a deal have pushed some investors to the sidelines in recent sessions, while nervousness ahead of the release of US payrolls data later in the day could also dampen trade on Friday.
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