Asian markets were mixed on Thursday amid thinner pre-holiday trade, after the Dow failed to rea Add Mediach the 20,000 mark overnight, CNBC reports.
“Markets have slipped into a holiday trading mood, with equities and major currencies hovering in recent ranges,” said Chang Wei Liang, FX strategist at Mizuho Bank, in a note on Thursday.
In South Korea, the Kospi was up 0.13 percent.
The Constitutional Court of Korea will begin its first hearings on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, who is accused of letting a close friend meddle in state affairs and wield insider influence for personal gain.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng was down 0.15 percent.
In economic news, central banks in the Philippines and Taiwan will announce monetary policy decisions.
Oil prices fell on Wednesday in the U.S. after Libya said it would boost production in the coming months, and a U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) report showed a rise in U.S. crude stockpiles.