On Wall Street, the S&P 500 rose to 4,704.54 while the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.2% to 35,870.95.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.7 per cent to 29,490.53 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.2 per cent to 7,381.40, while South Korea's Kospi slipped 0.6 per cent to 2,944.52.
Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong, which make up the bulk of the region's market value, advanced. Seoul and Sydney declined.
Japan reported that its economy contracted in the July-September quarter amid tighter pandemic restrictions that hit consumer spending.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 1.0% in early trading to 29,809.67. South Korea’s Kospi added 1.0 per cent to 3,005.11
The market’s gains came as investors welcomed another batch of encouraging quarterly report cards from several companies. Every S&P 500 company that reported earnings so far this week has exceeded Wall Street’s forecasts.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 shed nearly 1.2 per cent in early trading to 27,677.60, while South Korea's Kospi slipped 0.9 per cent to 3,247.68.
On Wall Street, the S&P 500 dipped 0.2 per cent to 4,246.59 as the Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting on interest-rates and other policies.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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