Asian markets slipped Wednesday despite higher oil prices, with Samsung Electronics shares falling after the company said it would permanently stop selling its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
Samsung stock dropped 0.65 percent, recovering from losses of more than 3.3 percent earlier, to 1,535,000 won ($1366) each, as the market weighed the impact on the South Korean tech giant's overall business.
The Kospi finished up 0.09 percent, or 1.8 points, at 2,033.73, after wavering between negative and positive territory throughout the session.
Australia's ASX 200 closed down 0.09 percent, or 5.202 points, at 5,474.6. The benchmark index was weighed by its energy subindex, which fell 0.93 percent, and its material component, which dropped 1.06 percent.
Mainland Chinese markets were also lower; the Shanghai composite finished 0.2 percent, or 6.121 points, at 3,059.129, while the Shenzhen composite closed up 0.168 percent, or 3.433 points, at 2,047.119.