Asian equities were mostly higher on Wednesday, with indices in Japan and Shanghai ending at fresh multi-year highs.
A record finish on Wall Street overnight boosted sentiment in the region. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to a record finish on Tuesday after data showed November U.S. auto sales clocked their best month since 2003.
Investors also digested data showing Beijing's official non-manufacturing PMI figure rising to 53.9 in November, a touch higher than October's nine-month low of 53.8.
Attention now turns to a raft of U.S. data later on Wednesday, including the ADP report on private payrolls, the ISM non-manufacturing survey and the Federal Reserve's beige book report on the economy.