Uzbekistan president suffers stroke

Karimov’s illness raises prospect of first transfer of power since independence

BURMA - MARCH 01: A water torrent sluices rock through boxes that trap tin granules, Near Tavoy, Burma (Photo by W. Robert Moore/National Geographic/Getty Images)

Mystery Myanmar mines shake up tin market

Pits near Chinese border highlight long-hidden resources 

Singapore steps up efforts to contain Zika

Infections raise questions over city-state’s public health measures

Japan puts its seniors to work

Companies are employing and re-employing retirees into their 80s and 90s

India beset by mosquito-borne diseases

Dengue and chikungunya have become entrenched in Delhi’s ecosystem

Singapore mobilises against Zika cluster

City-state confirms 41 cases in area around building site

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Japan’s hearse makers in overseas drive

Manufacturers hope China’s love of luxury will extend to final journey

N Korean defectors step up propaganda war

Activists accelerate campaign to float information into hermit kingdom

China policy U-turn boosts local state bonds

Chengtou bonds are back and likely to prove resilient

Splitscreen photo of the Singapore Esplanade Bay Theatre blanketed with haze (left) and on a normal day

Singapore haze hits ‘unhealthy’ levels

Acrid smoke from Indonesia sends smog over the SE Asian financial centre

World’s biggest pension fund hit by $52bn loss

GPIF says strong yen caused stocks to tumble

Kabul ‘beacon of hope’ is Taliban target

Attacks on university highlight fragility of Afghan government

Mongolia tightens belt to tackle deficit

Cost-cutting measures launched as dire state of finances revealed

Afghanistan university attack kills 14

Beleaguered government faces worsening security challenges

Thai visa fee jump hits Chinese tourists

Some costs double despite China driving visitor surge

Foreign stores face challenge in China

Overseas operators will struggle against first-tier dominance

French submarine maker hit by data leak

Questions raised over security of Australian defence contract

China P2P loan regulations target risks

New rules mark end of Wild West era for fast growing lenders

Karachi schism a blow to Pakistan’s Sharif

City thrust into uncertainty as exiled leader stripped of his authority

Annan to head new Myanmar Rohingya effort

Ex-head of UN to tackle troubles that fuelled migration crisis