Asia’s mixed record in market intervention

Region has history of controversial moves to shore up stocks

India: Land in demand

As the country shifts from an agrarian to an industrialised economy, selling farmland fairly is a priority

Spate of deaths reignites India scandal

Call for BJP resignations after 26 linked to vast jobs scam die

Abe faces setback on security reform

Tensions in Japan’s ruling party as MPs criticise white paper

Li takes charge of China market fightback

Critics argue that state action will only benefit ‘dumb money’

A stock investor sits in front of an electronic screen showing stock price at a brokerage house in Beijing

China market rout: heard in the chatroom

Online investor views, for better and worse

China stock rout breeds investor despair

Suicide drama on social media after famous ‘concept stock’ plummets


KKR among bidders for Tesco S Korea unit

Five private equity firms on shortlist to buy out Homeplus

Customers sit at a Caffebene coffee shop in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

S Korean coffee boom goes international

Regulations prompt local coffee shops to expand abroad

Samsung profit falls for seventh quarter

Decline reinforces fears of gloomy Galaxy S6 smartphone sales

Japan: Women in the workforce

Critics of a new law say corporate Japan needs wholesale change

Fat is cultural issue for expanding China

Thirtysomething ‘Little Fish’ was astounded that many westerners think beef is bad for the heart

Malaysia currency hits 16-year low

Ringgit extends year long slump as scandal over alleged fund misappropriation adds to economic woes

China sell-off threatens credibility

Warnings of ‘crisis of confidence’ in state after emergency moves

Taiwan’s precarious balance

Behind veneer of stability, economic model no longer works

China’s military declares war on graft

PLA detects 69 regulatory grey areas that enable theft of funds, particularly among senior officers

China climate targets spur dam boom fears

Energy-mix goals may herald end of country’s free-flowing rivers

China accelerates US corporate exodus

Equities rout hobbles owners’ search for higher valuations at home

China injects liquidity to steady markets

Beijing launches emergency measures to halt equities slump

Australian miners attack China coal tests

Anger at move they say increases costs for exporters