Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after see-sawing following soft Chinese trade data.
Mainland Chinese markets shrugged off figures showing steeper-than-expected declines in China's dollar-denominated exports in September and an unexpected drop in imports. The Shanghai composite was up 0.09 percent, while the Shenzhen composite gained 0.241 percent, after briefly slipping into negative territory. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index remained under pressure, and was down 1.27 percent.
Australia's ASX 200 closed down 0.71 percent, or 39.116 points, at 5,435.5, weighed by weaknesses in its energy sub-index, which fell 1.99 percent, and an 1.1 percent decline in its heavily-weighted financials sub-index.
China's exports tumbled nearly 10 percent year-on-year in dollar-terms, and imports dipped 1.9 percent from the previous year. In yuan terms, exports fell 5.6 percent on-year, while imports rose 2.2 percent.