Jayalalithaa returns to head Tamil Nadu

Indian politician back as chief minister after beating graft charges

Pakistan cuts key discount rate to 7%

Larger-than-expected move aimed at spurring growth

IMF urges Japan to expand monetary easing

Fund’s intervention comes as BoJ keeps policy on hold

China bets on expanding way out of debt

Latest data show credit squeeze risks morphing into a credit crunch

Plight of Asia’s Rohingya refugees

Anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar forces thousands into camps or on to high seas

Goldin share price chart master

HK watchdog defensive after $36bn losses

Head of SFC says market volatility does not imply misconduct

US military’s South China Sea flight lifts tension

Surveillance aircraft with CNN crew aboard ignores China warning

Brazil and China reheat old news

While synergies between the two countries are self-evident, realising them has not been easy

China aims for faster but stricter web

Online crackdown includes network investment of $180bn

Vatican finance chief denies cover-up claims

Australian cardinal rejects abuse victim’s allegations

US South China Sea patrols ‘positive step’

Top Democrat backs Pentagon plans as tensions mount with Beijing

America’s flawed strategy towards AIIB

Hostility towards new Asian bank risks chilling China relations

Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter

Indonesia and Malaysia have offered temporary refuge to thousands of people stranded at sea

Indonesia and Malaysia to accept migrants

Thais refuse to take Bangladeshis and Rohingyas adrift at sea

Rohingya people are the Jews of Asia

At least 6,000 refugees have been cut adrift in the ocean

China slowdown deepens provincial divide

Hardest-hit regions are those that relied on debt-fuelled investment binges

Japan struggles for growth momentum

GDP recovery continues but pace will disappoint Abe and BoJ

The wary retreat of the bond bulls

Collapses in yields on safe securities should be at an end

Generals postpone Thai elections again

Delay comes as former premier appears in court to deny criminal negligence charges

China hit by record capital outflows

Trade surplus and stock market strength fail to counter trend