Opening calls are indicating a higher opening this morning.
The Nikkei is trading higher in the current session.
Stocks managed to close the day slightly higher on Thursday.
Investors grew concerned about the health of the U.S. economy following the release of weak reports on retail sales and initial jobless claims.
European Commission, ECB and IMF officials will arrive in Greece on Sunday to review the government’ latest economic measures to drive down the deficit. The visit is the first quarterly mission to the country this year the EU-IMF-ECB ‘troika’ will consider Greece’ latest round of austerity measures and spending cuts.
The Swiss National Bank will release its preliminary full-year results at 6:30 GMT in an otherwise quiet day for corporate and economic data.