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Asia Shares Slip For 5th Session, Silver Gets Retail Boost

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.4%, following four straight sessions of losses. Japan's Nikkei bounced 0.4%, after shedding almost 2% on Friday.

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China's Factory Growth Likely Edged Up In November

China's vast industrial sector is steadily returning to the levels seen before the pandemic paralysed huge swathes of the economy early this year.

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China's Economic Recovery Seen Broadening In Third-Quarter As Consumers Re-Emerge

China releases third-quarter GDP data on Monday (0200 GMT), along with September factory output, retail sales and fixed-asset investment.

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India's September Factory Activity Grew At Fastest Pace In Over Eight Years

Signs of recovery are welcome news for Asia's third-largest economy, which is widely expected to mark its first full-year contraction since 1979 this year. The pandemic is spreading in India at the fastest pace in the world.

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China's Factory Activity Accelerates At Solid Pace In September On Boost From Overseas Demand

China's economy, which grew 3.2% in the second quarter year-on-year, is set to expand 2.2% this year - the weakest in over three decades.

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India's Factory Activity Grows For First Time In Five Months In August

The bounce is unlikely to signal a quick turnaround in the Indian economy, which contracted at its steepest pace on record of 23.9% annually last quarter. It was expected to remain in recession this year

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China's June Factory Activity Quickens, But Exporters Struggle Amid Pandemic

The uptick was underpinned by the quickening pace of expansion in production, which grew to 53.9 in June from 53.2 the previous month.

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China's May Factory Activity Cools As Weak Demand Curbs Output

New orders for the construction sector rose to 58, compared with 53.2 the previous month, while companies also added headcount at a faster clip.

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Japan's May Factory Activity Sinks As Pandemic Lockdowns Hit Demand

The final au Jibun Bank Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to a seasonally adjusted 38.4 from 41.9 in April

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Japan's May Factory Activity Reels As Pandemic Hits Output, Orders

The world's third-largest economy fell into recession for the first time in 4-1/2 years in the first quarter, data showed this week.

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India Factory Activity Barely Grows In October As GST Stings

The Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, compiled by IHS Markit, fell to 50.3 last month from September's 51.2, marking its third month above the 50-point threshold that separates growth from contraction.

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India Factory Activity Unexpectedly Expands In August As Orders Bounce Back

The rebound suggests that India's economic growth rate, which unexpectedly slipped to three-year low of 5.7 percent in the April-June quarter from a year ago, may also improve in the current quarter

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July Factory Activity Contracts On Confusion Over GST Implementation

An output sub-index fell to 46.3, its lowest since early 2009, from 51.7 in June, while contractions were reported across all major sub-indexes in the survey, including new orders, purchasing activity and employment

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Indian Factory Activity Expands For Fourth Month In A Row: PMI Index

Indian manufacturing activity expanded for a fourth consecutive month in April, helped by stronger growth in new orders although rises in output and employment slowed

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Factory Activity Contracts In Dec For First Time In Over Two Years

Nikkei's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, compiled by Markit, fell to a 28-month low of 49.1 in December from November's 50.3.

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