Asian stocks traded higher on easing of Italian political concerns.
Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.43 percent and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 advanced 0.41 percent.
In South Korea, the Kospi advanced 0.44 percent while China's Shanghai Composite rose 1 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.8 percent.
Asian stocks rebounded from a two-month trough on Thursday. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan tacked on 0.3 percent having slumped to its weakest since the start of April on Wednesday. South Korea’s KOSPI added 0.6 percent and Japan’s Nikkei advanced 0.5 percent.