Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of central bank meetings in the U.S. and Europe.
Gains were underpinned by a positive handover from Wall Street overnight, where the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 100 points, recovering from two days of declines.
Global investors are awaiting the outcome of the Federal Open Market Committee's two-day policy review as well as the European Central Bank's meeting later in the day. The Fed isn't expected to take any action on interest rates, with consensus for a rate hike pushed to September.
The ECB, meanwhile, could announce a change to Emergency Liquidity Assistance to Greece. Talks between the bankrupt country and its international creditors remain stuck in deadlock as Athens faces a $1.8 billion repayment to the International Monetary Fund by the end of June.