Chinese stocks are ended on a mixed note with Shanghai Composite down 0.09% while Set Composite was 0.35% higher.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 added 0.33% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.75%. South Korea’s Kospi advanced 0.53% and Taiwan Weighted 0.12% higher. Strait Times was 0.26% higher.
Meanwhile, oil prices were lower with international benchmark Brent crude futures down about 0.66% to $42.50 per barrel.
Further, the Indian domestic indices are down in the afternoon trade. BSE Sensex is trading at 40,486.74 down 57.63 points or 0.14% and Nifty50 at 11,874.45 down 22.35 points or 0.19%.