MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.13% lower.
Questions remain over whether embattled Chinese developer Evergrande will pay the interest due on a dollar-denominated bond on Thursday. Hong Kong markets will resume trading today after a holiday on Wednesday.
Markets in Japan are closed on Thursday.
Currencies and oil
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 93.485 following a recent spike from around 93.
The Japanese yen traded at 109.80 per dollar after weakening yesterday from below 109.5 against the greenback. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7232, below levels around $0.728 seen earlier in the week.