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China factory sector contracts to seven-month low

The weak performance will add to the debate over whether Beijing needs to engage in more policy easing or fast-track market reforms to stimulate demand - or both.

Tata Steel shares gain over 3% on earnings, China reforms

At the NSE, the stock climbed 3.29 percent to close at Rs 387.70.

China keen for reforms, to tackle corruption

It also stated that "corruption is still a common phenomenon, and the situation remains critical and complicated".

China's reform has entered crucial period: Daily

Reforms in China have entered a "crucial period" and the words and deeds of the new leadership reflect their determination to carry on with reforms, said a state-run Chinese daily Tuesday.