Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced while in Europe, the pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.3%.
Shares gained in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong but declined in Sydney, in Europe, the pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.3%.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.5% after a four-session winning streak drove it to pre-pandemic highs a day earlier.
In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 firmed 0.2 percent to 14,535.65 and Paris won 0.5 percent to 6,077.57.
Titled “The Arab Gulf’s Pivot to Asia: From Transactional to Strategic Partnerships,” the book edited by Dr N. Janardhan argues that while economic relations still form the fulcrum of Gulf-Asia association, ‘strategic’ partnerships are fast becoming the norm.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.5% by 08:13 GMT, trading less than a per cent below its record high, with bank stocks leading the gains.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.9% to 29,178.80 while in Europe, the pan-European STOXX 600 index inched up 0.1%.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.1% while in Asia, South Korea's Kospi jumped 2.5%.
Despite warnings to humans, fossil fuels continue to remain steadfast and have damaging consequences. Burning of coal, for instance, not only leads to air pollution but deaths too.