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As tensions between China and Hong Kong swell, more mainlanders are choosing to vacation in Taiwan.
India's monsoon season is expected to yield the lowest rainfall in four years, exacerbating the country's inflation battle through higher food prices.
Asian stocks were lower on Thursday amid concerns about global growth and escalating violence in Iraq.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Wednesday with momentum subdued following a lackluster session on Wall Street.
Asia stocks ended mostly higher on Tuesday following a pick up in Chinese consumer inflation, but Japanese shares fell on profit-taking.