Anger over S Korea ferry rescue efforts

Divers make desperate search for 282 missing people

Search resumes for S Korea ferry victims

Almost 300 people still missing after ferry sinks

Myanmar pagoda
©Charlie Bibby

US to help companies invest in Myanmar

Opening of commercial office follows lifting of sanctions

Indians cast votes on key election day

Voters choose candidates for nearly a fifth of 543 seats

Qin Zhihui

China jails Weibo ‘rumour monger’

Some analysts seeing ‘censorship discount’ hitting Sina Weibo IPO

Ambani’s Reliance in gasfield legal spat

Indian conglomerate accuses author of defamation

Corporate knights less likely to cut jobs

Fear of drawing the ire of politicians and the public a factor

Xi dreams of shaking a slumbering China

The Ukraine stand-off offers Beijing a broader role, writes Jonathan Fenby

Kerowa Gram Panchayat, Purulia, West Bengal. The tailor Yudhishthir Mahto and Bheem Chandra Mahto, his brother
©Swastik Pal

Uncertain future for India’s middle class

Aspiring vulnerable to economic and political change

Malaysians feel pinch of subsidy changes

Middle class left with unaffordable lifestyles as reforms bite

Former Kazakh banker to lose UK asylum

Move follows lobbying from the central Asian state

China expected to show sharp slowdown

Likely growth figures of 7.4% would be lowest since 1990

Jokowi fever highlights Indonesia’s vacuum

A game change in public service

Demand for once coveted civil servant jobs in China is declining

China’s forex reserves near record $4tn

BoJ chief reassures Abe over inflation

Kuroda promises further easing should price rises stall

Cramped lives test China dream

One in five Chinese only a wage away from losing middle-class status

Samsung whistleblower returns to court

Former chief lawyer to give evidence in defamation case

China ‘Potemkin defaults’ mask debt reality

Beijing wants market discipline without halting growth

Vote count in Afghan poll signals run-off