Chinese markets traded higher after stronger-than-expected twin PMI surveys gave investors a boost of confidence.
The Shanghai composite finished up 0.69 percent, or 21.54 points, at 3,122.03, after China's manufacturing PMI surveys were released, while the Shenzhen composite ended 1.114 percent higher, or 22.836 points, at 2,073.113.
China's official manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) and the private Caixin manufacturing PMI, were out on Tuesday morning. Both surveys showed strong results, with the official survey snapping two months of flat readings with a forecast-beating 51.2 reading for October. The private Caixin survey also hit 51.2, showing the fastest rate of improvement since March 2011.
Australia's benchmark ASX 200 closed down 0.51 percent, or 27.232 points, at 5,290.5, weighed by a 0.52 percent drop in the energy subindex and a 0.54 percent decline in the financials subindex.
The Reserve Bank of Australia announced it would leave cash rates unchanged at 1.5 percent, as labor market indicators remained mixed and inflation pressures were subdued, the central bank's official statement said.