Men walk past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, November 18, 2016. Photo: Reuters, Toru Hanai

Asian markets are mixed this morning with little news moving equities.

Nikkei is up 1% and, significantly, just below a 7-year high in dollar terms.

China A-shares are higher but H-shares are flat. Korea is down marginally. Vietnam and Thailand rose while Philippines fell by 0.3%.