Malaysia PM denies $681m payments claim 

Allegations are most serious yet in worsening scandal

World Bank denies Chinese gag on report

Removed chapter did not meet ‘standards of discourse’

Crackdown on Indian madrassas exposes rift

Muslims say government is pursuing fundamentalist Hindu agenda

China fund boosts exposure to equities

CIC targets infrastructure investments in developed countries

World Bank redacts criticism of China

Report had warned of risks from debt and wasteful investment

China moves to prop up market

Regulators target short sellers in fresh bid to halt sell-off

Mongolia premier vows to end mine impasse

Saikhanbileg Chimed moves to shore up investor support

Japan’s population slide accelerates

Bigger drop expected every year until the 2060s

Japan in fresh push to woo Mekong states

Tokyo sees economic and strategic gains from better ties

Ex-PM of S Korea indicted for corruption

Latest setback for a ruling party wracked by division

Macau casinos rally on China visa move

Relaxed restrictions for mainland visitors buoy gambling stocks

China island-building projects race ahead

New satellite images show progress of South China Sea facilities

China’s equity bubble is big distraction

Volatility is seldom known to wreck a well-managed economy

Hong Kong and Taiwan’s electoral volcano

In the former, the magma is below the surface; in the latter, it is in active flow

Indonesia focuses on age of crashed plane

Death toll on the ground yet to be counted after loss of more than 120 aboard Hercules that crashed in Medan

China passes sweeping cyber law

Officials ignore objections from overseas business

Coke flags Myanmar partner’s jade link

Disclosure highlights difficulties facing western groups

China stock losses breed anger and regret

Many investors still expect state protection from risk

Australian doctors denounce border law

Abbot accused of building on ‘wall of secrecy’ around camp abuses

World Bank warns China on financial system

‘Fundamentally reconfigured role’ of state essential, report says