Australia cuts interest rates to record low

RBA cites weaker inflation outlook for trimming cash rate to 1.75%

Water scarcity imperils growth, study warns

World Bank fears shortages might lead to migration and violence

China’s recovery: not solid

Survey findings underline fragility of credit-fuelled uptick

Phnom Penh’s investment case loses appeal

Higher real estate prices, falling yields and signs of oversupply suggest capital inflows will stall

An issue more than town versus country

Notebook: Climate change has led to exceptional heatwaves, writes Victor Mallet

China clamps down on shadow banking

Chinese banks have disguised risky loans as investment products

China lease expiries spur property angst

Homeowners asked to pay large sums to renew rights

Australian claims to be bitcoin creator

Craig Steven Wright says he is Satoshi Nakamoto

Slater & Gordon

Slater & Gordon secures debt refinancing

Deal could help Australian law firm ward off threat of bankruptcy

Australia must shut its offshore camps

Canberra’s detention of refugees is a blot on the country’s reputation

Cambodia tiger plan sparks roaring match

Opponents say WWF project to reintroduce big cats could endanger people and tigers

Japan opposition chief warns on Abenomics

Democratic party makes renewed effort to woo voters

China blocks US aircraft carrier from HK

Second time China has refused entry in two years

China’s debt reckoning is matter of time

Credit build-up will have serious global consequences

Sri Lanka secures $1.5bn IMF loan

Bailout move aims to avert balance of payments crisis in south Asian island nation

China and Japan seek to mend fences

Diplomats warn of dangerous climate of public antagonism

Chinese banks disguise risky loans

Lenders employ financial engineering to evade regulations designed to limit risk

Australia to block vast land sale to China

Sale of Kidman cattle ranch ‘not in the national interest’

Wanted Indian tycoon Mallya breaks silence

Billionaire says he will settle debts at a ‘reasonable’ price

India’s central bank considers P2P rules

Supervision may help industry fill gaps left by state-owned banks