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The unexpected contraction in China's factory activity in May has heightened the risk of a further slowdown in the second quarter.
A perfect storm of yen strength, a spike in Japanese government bond yields and new evidence of weakness in China's economy sparked a major sell-off in Japan's equity markets on Thursday.
Japanese government bond yields soared to 1 percent on Thursday, their highest level in a year.
Singapore's economy may have grown unexpectedly in the first quarter of the year but the manufacturing sector remains weak.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng stock index may be one of Asia's laggards, but Morgan Stanley reckons the market is poised to more than double to 50,000 by the end of 2015.
First it was gold, and now it's silver. The metal fell victim to heavy selling on Monday.
Australia's dollar has received its fair share of whacking lately and perhaps it's time to give the currency a bit of a break, currency strategists say.
Lothar Mentel, Chief Investment Officer at Tatton Investment Management says the recent rally shows a confused market and expects some volatility ahead.
Greg Matwejev, Director, FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge says that the U.S. dollar will be the trade of the year.
Erwin Sanft, Managing Director, Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered says corporate profits in China are recovering despite the weaker economic data.