Shares rose in Hong Kong and Tokyo but fell in Seoul and Sydney. Shanghai didn’t have a significant change.
In Britain inflation has affected the shares, picking up more than was expected in January.
The event is the first professional ladies’ golf tournament in the history of the Kingdom – and is the first international sporting event to return to Saudi Arabia following the COVID-19 pandemic
The pan-European STOXX 600 rose 0.7% by 08:05 GMT, with banks and travel stocks gaining the most, meanwhile, in Hong Kong, Tokyo and other regions, stock benchmarks rose.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index slipped 0.1% by 08:08 GMT. In Asia, gains were led by benchmarks in Singapore and Indonesia which both rose around 1%, while Hong Kong rose 0.1% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.23%.
The president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday there had been better progress in recent talks on a post-Brexit trade deal, but more work is needed. Given the slow pace, talks were set to move to London next week,
A 32-year-old African woman was arrested and referred to the criminal court for holding a European man captive, and robbing him with the help of multiple runaway accomplices.
Ryan Noblet’s mother had contacted Al Rashidiya Police Station to express her son’s desire of riding in a luxurious police patrol across the emirate’s tourist attractions.
The pan-European STOXX 600 fell 1.9% while major regional bourses like Germany's DAX and France CAC 40 slid further into the red and UK's FTSE 100 held on to slim gains for the year.