Asia markets closed higher on Wednesday, following gains across U.S. and Europe on Tuesday as jitters eased after the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union (EU) spurred a $3 trillion post-Brexit global rout.
Australia's ASX 200 added 39.12 points, or 0.77 percent, to 5,142.40, with the heavily-weighted financials sub-index, which accounts for nearly half of the broader index, gaining 0.63 percent. The country's major banks advanced, with Westpac shares up 0.98 percent.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 added 243.69 points, or 1.59 percent, to 15,566.83, while across the Korean Strait, the Kospi gained 20.14 points, or 1.04 percent, to 1,956.36. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 0.98 percent as 2:50 p.m. HK/SIN.
Chinese mainland markets also advanced, with the Shanghai composite closing up 19.95 points, or 0.69 percent, at 2,932.51 and the Shenzhen composite higher by 2.96 points, or 0.15 percent, at 1,973.34.
Regional market gains followed a rally on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 269.48 points, or 1.57 percent, at 17,409.72; the S&P 500 index added 35.55 points, or 1.78 percent, to 2,036.09 and the Nasdaq composite gained 97.42 points, or 2.12 percent, to 4,691.87.
"It was your typical turnaround Tuesday in the financial markets," said Kathy Lien, managing director of foreign exchange at BK Asset Management. "Currencies and equities traded higher across the board at the start of the North American trading session, but as the day progressed, the move lost momentum when investors realized that the fundamental story hasn't changed."
Markets in Asia mostly ignored an attack in Turkey which the White House described as a "heinous terrorist attack." Explosions and gunfire rocked Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Tuesday, killing dozens and leaving many more wounded, according to various reports.
In the currency market, sterling traded at $1.3348 as of 2:51 p.m. HK/SIN on Wednesday. That's off a 31-year low of $1.3122 touched Monday, but still well below the year-to-date high of $1.5018 it touched in the hours before the referendum results were released.