Based in Singapore, Li Anne is Senior Digital Editor at CNBC International, overseeing the digital editorial team in Asia. Follow her on Twitter @LiAnneCNBC
After days of outrage over the handling of the Flight MH17 crash site in Ukraine, European ministers meet to discuss further sanctions against Russia.
Indonesian stocks jumped more than 2 percent to one-year highs on Thursday, as investors bet on an election win by Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo.
China's manufacturing activity expanded for the first time in six months in June, a private survey showed on Monday, adding to signs that the world's second-biggest economy is stabilizing.