Asian Equities Higher Despite Greece Concerns

Asian shares surged from the get-go on the final trading day of the week, as the impressive lead from Wall Street helped to sooth market jitters concerning Greece’s finances.

Eurogroup finance ministers failed to reach a deal on Thursday and negotiations between debt-stricken Greece and its creditors will continue at a crisis summit next Monday.

Meanwhile, investors were awaiting the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) policy decision. The BOJ concludes its two-day policy meeting on Friday and analysts tell CNBC they are expecting the central bank to maintain its massive asset buying program, which increases the money base at an annual pace of 80 trillion yen ($650 billion).