Depository receipts of Asian stocks hit a two-week high during the morning session on Thursday, lifted by growth in the region's financial institutions.
The Bank of New York Mellon Asia ADR Index was 0.26% higher at 153.33 less than an hour after main U.S. markets opened.
In North Asia, decliners were led by E-Commerce China Dangdang (DANG), which was down 11.32% and online discount retailer Vipshop (VIPS) also saw a contraction, falling 8.16%.
In South Asia, information and communications technology company SIFY (SIFY) was down 0.97% and business processes outsourcing company WNS (WNS) was down 0.87%.
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