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Twitter has released its first-ever Chinese New Year emoji in a bid to increase user engagement over Asia's premier holiday period.
Hong Kong has retained its title as the world's freest economy, with Asia-Pacific countries dominating the top 5 and the US score slipping.
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China's factory activity skidded to a three-year low in January, while unofficial manufacturing data remained in contraction territory.
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