Japan's factory output unexpectedly fell in January for the first time in six months, indicating the country's recovery remains fragile.
Saudi Arabia's state oil company Saudi Aramco is to invest $7 billion in an oil refinery and petrochemical project in southern Malaysia.
German businesses are gloomier this month according to a survey of 7,000 firms, which may or may not be linked to Trump's protectionist comments.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled a more interventionist industrial strategy to reinvigorate production and stimulate investment.
German exports enjoyed their steepest monthly rise in four-and-half years in November and industrial production in Europe's biggest economy rose.
Italian shipyard Fincantieri has been approved as the preferred bidder for cruise-ship builder STX France, but politics could yet scupper the deal.
Many businesses believe Turkey’s strategic location at the crossroads of Europe and Central Asia, and its skilled workforce is a winning formula.