Stocks in Asia mostly posted positive results on Wednesday, pointing to a positive conclusion to what's been a brutal October for shares.
The mainland China markets, which have been hard hit, saw gains by the trading day's end: The Shanghai composite rose 1.35 percent to close at around 2,602.78 and the Shenzhen composite advanced by 1.392 percent to finish at about 1,294.22.
Despite the day's rises, both indexes still saw losses for the month of October. Since the end of September, the Shanghai index has shed almost 7.5 percent and Shenzhen stocks have lost about 10.2 percent.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index also increased by 1.12 percent in afternoon trade.