Japanese manufacturing PMI hit 52.5, the highest reading since February 2011.
That’s up from 52.2 in August.
The rate of new order growth hit a 40-month high, and backlogs climbed at their fastest pace since April 2006.
Employment was little changed for the second month in a row.
HSBC will provide Chinese manufacturing PMI later today.
Don’t miss our Sam Ro’s breakdown of this week’s market-moving events.