American depositary receipts of Asian stocks were trading 0.70% lower at 1,454.21 on the BNY Mellon Asia 50 ADR Index on Thursday.

In North Asia, the gainers were led by computer-based testing services provider ATA (ATAI) and automaker NIO (NIO), which climbed 14.9% and 7.5% respectively. They were followed by aluminum producer Aluminum Corporation of China (ACH) and educational services provider Tarena (TEDU), which rose 4.1% and 3.9%.

The decliners in North Asia were led by commercial real estate firm China Techfaith Wireless Communication (CNTF), which tumbled 16.9%, followed by Yintech Investment (YIN), an online provider of spot commodity trading services and power management components maker O2Micro International (OIIM), which lost 4.4% each. Consumer lending company Hexindai (HX) was off 4.2%.

In South Asia, the gainers were led by ICICI Bank (IBN), and automaker Tata Motors (TTM), which rose 3.8% and 3.4% respectively. They were followed by IT company Infosys (INFY), and HDFC Bank (HDB), which were up 1.2% and 0.9%.

IT company SIFY Technologies (SIFY) and telecommunications operator Telekomunikasi Indonesia (TLK) were the only decliners in South Asia, falling 3.6% and 0.1% respectively.