Asian Shares Flat as Weak Oil Prices Weigh on Investors

HONG KONG — Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday as the price of oil halted its decline, while still hovering near its lowest level in almost a year.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged less than 0.1 percent lower to 20,106.85 and South Korea’s Kospi was unchanged at 2,370.56. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.3 percent to 25,739.93 but the Shanghai Composite in mainland China lost 0.2 percent to 3,142.14. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.1 percent to 5,703.00.

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