Opening calls are indicating a higher open this morning.
The Nikkei and Hang Seng averages are trading flat in the current session.
U.S. stocks ended mixed Thursday, after a big rally on Wednesday, as investors were reluctant to push prices higher amid ongoing worries about Europe.
In Berlin, Angela Merkel is set to deliver a speech to the German Parliament on Friday outlining her approach to the debt crisis ahead of the December 9 summit and joint Franco-German treaty change proposals.
Key economic data ahead of the US jobs report at 13:30 UK time includes German retail trade figures at 7:00 and Spanish unemployment data out at 8:00 London time.