Australia's benchmark S&P ASX 200 snapped a four-day losing steak, rising above the previous day's six-month low led by resources.
Oil and gas producer Linc Energy jumped over 11 percent, ignoring a slide in crude oil prices while mining services firm Transfield rose over 9 percent.
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Rio Tinto increased over 3 percent on reports that it could be backtracking on plans to put part of its Mozambique coal unit up for sale. This comes after the Anglo-Aussie miner said in February that it was not going to sell the project.
Kospi Up 0.2%
Seoul's benchmark index surrendered early gains as foreign investors sold-off shares for a fourteenth straight session, but traded just 14 points away from setting a new eleven-month low.
Woori Finance, one of South Korea's biggest financial services firms by assets, rose over 5 percent on news that the government will start taking steps to privatize the firm from July.
Market heavyweight Samsung Electronics slumped nearly 3 percent after news surfaced that the tech giant is in talks with European regulators to settle charges that it abused its market position.
— By CNBC.com's Nyshka Chandran. Follow her on Twitter