Asian shares were mostly positive on Wednesday as investors await Donald Trump's first full press conference as president-elect to give insight into the new administration's economic policies.
Down Under, the ASX 200 gained 0.19 percent or 10.79 points at 5,771.5, led strongly by its materials play.
Major Australian miners surged after base metal prices jumped overnight in London likely due to better-than-expected producer price inflation in China. Rio Tinto gained 3.89 percent, Fortescue Metals added 4.53 percent and BHP Billiton rose 2.6 percent after its chairman said he held positive talks with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Organic baby food manufacturer Bellamy's dived 19.91 percent to A$5.35 per share after falling as much as 44 percent earlier, after the company said revenue will fall and its chief executive will leave effective immediately.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 closed up 0.33 percent or 63.23 points at 19,364.67.