Asian equities were mixed on Thursday as profit-taking overshadowed robust U.S. economic data overnight.
Argentina's failure to strike a deal to avert a debt default also also weighed on sentiment. Speaking at a news conference late on Wednesday, Argentina's economy minister, Axel Kicillof, defended the government by reiterating that Buenos Aires sent its required payments to trustee banks.
On Wall Street, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended higher after U.S. growth in the second quarter expanded 4 percent, compared with a 2.1 percent contraction in the previous three months. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve cut its monthly bond-buying program by another $10 billion and gave an upbeat assessment of the economy at the end of its two-day meeting.