Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday amid light volumes as markets in South Korea and Hong Kong were closed for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Overnight in the U.S., Wall Street closed mixed with energy producers leading losses on oil's drop to a multi-month low.
The S&P 500 declined 0.3 percent as investors questioned whether the index had run its course after posting five straight weeks of gains and touching a fresh record high last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.2 percent while the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 0.2 percent.
In Europe, the European Union formally adopted a package of new sanctions against Russia on late Monday, but said their entry into force would be delayed to leave time to assess whether a cease-fire in Ukraine is holding.