Major stock markets in Asia traded mixed on Thursday as traders weighed hawkish remarks from a senior official at the US Fed and disappointing ADP employment report for July against reports that services activity in the US grew at a record pace in July. Fed Richard Clarida on Wednesday said that the US central bank said that the conditions for raising interest rates could be met by the end of 2022. Stocks in Japan led the gains, rising for the first time in three sessions, underpinned by upbeat earnings.