The Standard & Poor's 500 index was steady at 2,373.47 and the Dow Jones industrial average ticked 0.1 percent lower, to 20,881.48.
Australia's ASX 200 added 0.32 percent, buoyed by its gold sub-index, which was up 1.61 percent.
WALL STREET: Major U.S. benchmarks ended lower. However, banking shares were among the top gainers in Southeast Asia.
Financial stocks languished as US yields fell after the Fed raised interest rates for the second time in three months, but did not flag any plans to accelerate the pace of monetary tightening. Most investors expect the Fed to raise rates for only the third time since they went to almost zero during the financial crisis in 2008.
"The rate hike works in two ways for the Asian markets - for one, I think the "accommodative" stance of the Fed, despite the hike, was well received by the market". On the other hand, the Fed could raise interest rates from record lows at a pace faster than expected.
Brexit bill 'likely to be passed by Lords on Monday'
Theresa May has told MPs that the backing for the government's Brexit bill will be a "defining moment for our whole country". Brexit Secretary David Davis said the Government had a "moral responsibility" to the four million people this affected.
With the outcome of policy meetings at the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan coupled with a Dutch election vote all due within the next 36 hours, there is no shortage of event risks in financial markets. European bank stocks .SX7E touched their highest point in more than a year after an European Central Bank policymaker kindled talk of a possible rate hike.
Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.1 percent to 19,619.14 but South Korea's Kospi rose 0.6 percent to 2,129.64. Economists had forecast a 0.1 percent rise.
The dollar edged up but was unable to hold above the 115 yen mark breached briefly last week, while the euro benefitted from speculation the European Central Bank could start tightening monetary policy as the region's economy shows signs of improvement.
On the other hand, mining shares rose after crude oil prices extended gains from the previous session after official government data showed US stockpiles had eased from record highs. Brent crude, which is used to price global oils, added 67 cents to $51.59 per barrel in London.