Topix gained 0.4 percent.
Hang Seng lost 0.6 percent.
S&P 500 futures advanced 0.2 percent.
S&P/ASX Index lost 0.6 percent.
Dollar rose to the highest point in two weeks after a small gain of 0.1 percent against the basket of six major currencies.
Yen lost 0.2 percent – 110.62 yen per dollar.
Euro costs $1.1748 per euro.
Metals are extending yesterday’s losses.
Gold lost 1.2 percent - $1294.00 per ounce.
Ounce of silver is 0.04 percent down - $16.80.
Platinum fell lower than $900 per ounce after losing 5 percent - $892.00.
Palladium declined 2 percent - $1013.00 per ounce.
WTI oil lost 0.5 percent - $66.05 per barrel.