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Myanmar is expected to choose its first democratically elected president since 1962, but the landmark moment has been greeted with caution amid concerns over reforms.
Chinese consumer prices accelerated to a six-month high in February as seasonal distortions caused food prices to spike.
Wednesday's central bank meeting will be closely watched for hints as to who the next Governor will be, rather than the direction of monetary policy.