According to Caixin, the Supply Managers Index (PMI) for China 's manufacturing sector rose from 49.4 to 50.7 points in May, hitting a four-month high.
The financial markets remain tense.
Financial markets had a fairly calm trading week.
This morning, the Australian dollar strengthened 0.3% against the US dollar.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States no longer considers Hong Kong a highly autonomous region from China.
Brent and WTI crude oil are both constrained in the red zone on Wednesday.