Singapore toughens bank probes after 1MDB

Regulator admits scandal has tainted city-state’s reputation

Indonesia’s BRI embraces banking by satellite

Thai military marches to get out the vote

Ruling junta spurs voting but forbids debate on new constitution

S Koreans fear return to authoritarian past

Censorship of the arts fuels concerns of suppression of dissent

China enacts news ban

Clearest signal yet that Xi aiming at complete control of media

China unveils world’s largest seaplane

Beijing furthers strategic reach with 4,500km-range amphibious aircraft

South Korea’s high stakes missile deployment

China and the US should see the rising risks of confrontation and talk

Afghanistan marks day of mourning

At least 80 people killed in Kabul suicide bombing on Saturday

India reform is unfinished business

Modi needs to shake-up regulatory bodies, the police and the legal process, writes Gaurav Dalmia

A young girl is one of the half million children being vaccinated for Hepatitis B, as part of the Qinghai province vaccination program, partially funded by the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University, on Sept. 17th 2007.

China struggles with vaccine shortage

Parents refused jabs for children following safety scandal

Canberra faces test on Chinese investment

Power grid stake sale draws fire from independent politicians

Isis claims Kabul blasts that killed 80

At least 230 more injured by attack targeting Hazara Shia

Equities end week on subdued note

Oil declines and Wall Street bucks trend with record close

World Bank urges more China health reform

Failure to toughen efficiency drive could cost annual 3% of GDP

Malaysian official rebuts claims on 1MDB

No evidence money was misappropriated, says attorney-general

China favours Pakistan army in $46bn link

Islamabad squabbles highlight obstacles to transport and energy corridor

Hong Kong court convicts 3 Occupy leaders

Joshua Wong among activists found guilty over pro-democracy protests

Singapore finds lapses in 3 banks on 1MDB

UBS, StanChart and DBS face action from monetary authority

Renminbi slips in global payment rankings

Depreciation expectations hit demand for Chinese currency

Global disorder: from Trump to China

Belligerence of domestic politics is spilling on to world stage