Asian equities were mixed on Monday in holiday-thinned trade following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report last week.
Markets in China, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Indonesia were closed for a public holiday.
On Friday, U.S. indices jumped more than 1 percent after data showed the jobless rate falling to 5.9 percent in September and companies adding 248,000 in payrolls. Despite beating estimates, the report didn't warrant much excitement, analysts warned.
"The average hours worked was still well below the historical average, showing part-time work is more prevalent than full-time. The labor market still has plenty of slack in it. The strong employment numbers mean the economy is moving, but it's not so strong that the Fed would jump the gun with moving rates," said Evan Lucas, market strategist at IG.
Hong Kong's political tensions eased on Monday as civil servants passed through protesters barricades to attend work at government offices while certain banks also resumed business. Over the weekend,