There are further signs of fragility in the world's second largest economy after figures showed growth in China's manufacturing sector slipped during April.
Japanese equities have had a stunning start to the year and after new Bank of Japan governor declared war on deflation last week the market has the potential to scale great heights.
The European dominoes are wobbling again as the Cypriot bailout raises questions over other countries with economies heavily reliant on their banking systems.
As copper inventories hit a record high, has gloom on industrial metals gone too far?
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