General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy.
China's factory activity fell to a three-month low in August, a private survey showed, signaling weakness in the sector despite a burst of stimulus from the government.
Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military.
Top Japanese automakers in the Philippines are threatening to shift production to cheaper Southeast Asian countries.
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Nitin Jain, CEO, Capital Markets, Edelweiss, says a 10 percent pullback is a "pessimistic" call as there are still many investors on the sidelines who are keen to buy into the Indian market.
Elmer Funke Kupper, CEO at ASX, says growth across the board lifted its annual profit. He also outlines the strengths of the stock operator in the initial public offering market.
Liu Li Gang, Chief Economist, Greater China at ANZ, says the poor HSBC China flash PMI for August suggests a need for further easing from the People's Bank of China.