New Zealand: Prime minister Chris Hipkins squares off against opposition leader Christopher Luxon in the first of three televised debates ahead of a general election on October 14. The ruling Labour Party is sliding in opinion polls.
Taiwan: Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou needs to collect about 290,000 voter signatures between today and November 2 to qualify as an independent candidate in Taiwan’s presidential election.
Culture: Chengdu hosts the inaugural Golden Panda Awards for “outstanding entries from around the globe, including works in film, TV drama, documentary and animation”.
Corporate news: XPeng, the Chinese electric-car maker, unveils a new G9 sport utility vehicle. Top Glove, the Malaysian medical equipment manufacturer, releases fourth-quarter earnings.
Markets: Indian stock exchanges are closed for Ganesh Chaturhi, a national holiday.
Economic data: The Reserve Bank of Australia publishes its latest meeting minutes, while Hong Kong issues August unemployment figures.