World stocks edged lower as Chinese economic data slowed in October and Germany narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter, adding to concerns about the U.S.-China trade war's impact on global growth.
At closing bell, Wall Street closed little changed, with the benchmark S&P 500 setting a new record closing high.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed nearly flat, the S&P 500 gained point-one percent to 30-97 and the Nasdaq Composite was also nearly flat.
On the local bourse, South Korean stocks closed higher on Thursday taking a cue from overnight Wall Street gains.
The benchmark KOSPI gained eight-tenths of a percent, the tech heavy KOSDAQ
Oil futures finished lower on Thursday after a U.S. government report revealed that domestic crude inventories rose a third straight week.
West Texas Intermediate fell 35 cents to settle at 56-77 a barrel while Brent crude lost 9 cents to end at 62-28 a barrel.