Asian equity markets were lower in quiet trade on Monday as investors awaited a raft of central bank meetings this week for further direction.
Thailand's SET index finished the session 2.8 percent lower as political tensions rise over an amnesty bill that could clear corruption charges against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
"With the Fed meeting behind us, this week marks another heavy calendar. Besides the ECB meeting, the BOE and the RBA will be joining in the monetary policy decision bandwagon, with no major changes expected. We would also be expecting employment reports out of Australia, and most importantly U.S non-farm payrolls on Friday," said Desmond Chua, market analyst at CMC Markets.