Asian shares climbed on Tuesday, despite downbeat plant readings out of China.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares ticked up 0.4 percent.
Japan's Nikkei finished flat, following weaker U.S. stocks and a firm yen.
China's blue-chip CSI300 index dropped 0.2 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng slipped 0.1 percent.
South Korea's Kospi jumped 0.9 percent, while Australian shares slumped 0.2 percent.