Business sentiment in Japan improved in the three months to September, the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey showed on Wednesday.
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Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, says recent weakness in the Japanese currency helped business sentiment in Japan during the July-September period.
John Rutledge, Chief Investment Strategist at SAFANAD, expects the U.S. economy to add 200,000 to 225,000 jobs for September, reflecting a "boring" pace of growth.
Mabel Au, Director at Amnesty International HK, urges authorities to respect the rights of Hong Kong citizens, considering that demonstrations have been peaceful thus far.