China's factory activity unexpectedly picked up pace in September, a private survey showed, but the data also flagged worrying signs about the job market.
Plans by top iron ore miners to knock out high-cost rivals with a flood of cheap ore have had some success, but are meeting resistance in China.
Thousands of students braved sweltering heat in Hong Kong to demand greater democracy as they launched a week-long boycott of classes.
Singapore's casinos opened their doors in 2010 with great expectations for potential growth, but some believe the party may be over.
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