Asian stocks and Wall Street futures bumped higher on Wednesday amid expectations the worst of the coronavirus in China may have passed, albeit winning vulnerability about the flare-up has kept traders cautious.
MSCI's broadest equity indicator of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan was up 0.31 percent.
Chinese stocks skidded 0.12 percent, however, traders in other equity markets looked past this decrease. Stocks in Hong Kong gained 0.57 percent to a three-week top.
Australian stocks were up 0.52 percent, while Japan's Nikkei equity indicator edged by 0.6 percent higher.
South Korea's Kospi was almost flat. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.7 percent, while the Shanghai Composite crept up 0.1 percent.
Traders gauged another clump of for the most part strong organization profit reports. Sprint took off after a government judge addressed a significant roadblock to the organization being acquired by T-Mobile. Cruise administrators, hotels and different organizations that emphasize the movement made strong increases, the most recent sign that brokers are feeling less stressed over the financial effect from the coronavirus outbreak.