Chinese hit the road for ‘golden week’

Trips to Hong Kong largely unaffected by the pro-democracy protests

Nauru – from bird droppings to bust

US hedge fund has court order to freeze island’s bank accounts

Seven things to know about Nauru

From German colony to fattest country on the planet

Hopes rise of Xi-Abe meeting

Leaders reported to be considering talks at Apec forum in November

HK protesters turn to ‘private internet’

FireChat downloaded 100,000 times in 24 hours

IMF warns of global imbalances risk

Foreign liabilities in Spain and US continue to rise

Pakistan seeks $2bn from privatisations

Return to global markets marks end of crisis, says Islamabad

Hyundai reaches wage deal with union

Move ends industrial action that hit production at carmaker

HK sees protests lasting for ‘long period’

Massive pro-democracy crowds expected on streets on Wednesday

Japan’s factory output falls in August

Industrial production data disappoint but retail sales improve

Sell-off in emerging currencies deepens

Slowing China and US rate prospects spark jitters

China’s biggest challenge since 1989

Beijing has lost control and has a choice of repression or retreat

HK democracy protests test Beijing

Tens of thousands join demonstrations as riot police withdraw

HK activists defiant but still fear China

Threat remains of military intervention to control protests

Immigration helps wages and employment

Researchers find emigration depresses pay in countries left behind

Thousands take to Hong Kong’s streets

Huge crowds of people stayed overnight during pro-democracy protests in a challenge to China’s government

UK treads softly over Hong Kong protests

Britain is ‘monitoring events carefully’

Business not quite as normal in Hong Kong

Bank branches shuttered as stock market wilts

Ghani succeeds Karzai as Afghan president

Hopes for stable government after years of civil war

HKMA acts to stabilise markets amid protests

Police use tear gas but fail to disperse HK pro-democracy activists