The latest gauge of China's manufacturing activity showed the country's vast factory sector remained in contraction for the month of April.
The IMF is reportedly on the verge of declaring China's yuan fairly valued for the first time in more than a decade, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Indonesia's president is gaining a reputation as executioner-in-chief, possibly to counter perceptions he's politically weak. The FT reports.
Macau casino stocks have dropped amid China's anti-graft crackdown, but some investors hold faith in long-term gambling demand.
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Bambang Brodjonegoro, finance minister of Indonesia, says the roles of the Asian Development Bank and China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank are complementary.
Daniel Hynes, commodity strategist at ANZ Research, attributes a rise in investor appetite for commodities to factors like a weaker U.S. dollar and easing moves from China.
With Australia's major banks priced for perfection, Westpac's minor miss on expectations will see its shares come under pressure, says David Ellis, head of Australian Banking Research at Morningstar Australasia.