Sri Lanka to review terms of Chinese loans

Cost and transparency of development financing under discussion

China’s wild panda population rebounds

Intensive conservation efforts and a decline in poaching pay off

China cuts benchmark interest rate

Worries over slowing growth and deflation

India budget prioritises infrastructure

Jaitley promises change, growth, jobs and upliftment of the poor

Avijit Roy

US-Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death

Avijit Roy had been threatened over his secular beliefs

India flirts with double-digit growth

Bullish finance ministry survey issued on eve of budget

Japan flirts with return to deflation

Core inflation drop to 0.2% may undermine credibility of Abenomics

Tencent takes prize in ‘red envelope’ war

WeChat trumps rival Alibaba with 1bn new year cash gifts

Widodo drug policy threatens foreign ties

Indonesia executions damage relations with Brazil and Australia

Japan’s war record still resonates across region

Threat of tension as 70th anniversary nears

China atwitter over next ‘tiger’ to fall

Article on Manchu prince puts spotlight on former vice-president

Abe war speech plan risks raising tension

PM signals focus on Japan’s peaceful postwar development

Capex data dent Australia’s economic plan

Low corporate spending bodes ill for ‘mining-to-dining’ shift

Thai graft regulator expands its influence

Flurry of activity highlights sweeping powers and lack of scrutiny

S Korea toughens up on chaebol groups

Proposed law would limit founders’ scope to transfer assets to families

Clean-up follows bungled Indian break-in

Corporate arrests seen as effort to boost anti-corruption image

Founder’s legacy looms over Singapore

A sense of dissatisfaction exists among its citizens

Bangladesh crisis deepens on Zia warrant

Court sanctions arrest of opposition leader for missing corruption hearings

Chinese housebuying spurs global backlash

Politicians face pressure as overseas spending spree inflates prices

HK and Singapore plot divergent paths

Chinese territory to rebate tax after rival improves benefits