India keeps top GDP place with 7.3% rise

Oil price fall aids economy but analysts question data reliability

BoJ members warn of global race to cut rates

Policy meeting comments show concern at Japan’s move to negative

Myanmar delay gives Suu Kyi last chance

Hiatus opens window for talks on NLD leader becoming president

French Barracuda class submarine

France fades in Australia submarines race

Bid to build fleet loses ground amid US fears of ‘tech leakage’

US steps up pressure against N Korea

Seoul and Washington accelerate Beijing-opposed missile shield plan

Facebook’s Free Basics hits snag in India

Regulator effectively bans social network’s online access plan

Delhi Notebook: India’s wedding syndrome

The government manages one-off events but not longer-term projects, writes Victor Mallet

Chief optimistic on Tepco earnings

Hirose confident company will earn enough for Fukushima clean-up

Hunt for survivors after Taiwan earthquake

At least 33 dead and 100 missing after building collapses in Tainan

China web giants in ‘red envelope’ wars

Companies seek to lure customers through cash and coupons

What China’s stock market turmoil means

Efforts to expand equity financing are being stymied

Buildings collapse after 6.4 quake hits Taiwan

At least 20 dead and over 100 missing in Tainan City

China FX reserves lowest since 2012

Monthly drop of $99.5bn as Beijing sells dollars to support Rmb

Private banker for 1MDB investigated

Blow to Malaysian government’s efforts to quell graft allegations

Driving home for new year — in a shared car

China takes to gig economy in world’s biggest mass migration

Backlash against Australian ‘nanny state’

Debate erupts after blog on Sydney’s nightlife decline goes viral

Indonesia growth rises on spending boost

Uptick sparks hopes economy can overcome commodity-slump blues

Chinese police admit holding booksellers

Letter from mainland confirms fears of Beijing crackdown

Thai vice-busters raid expat bridge club

Card club denies gambling claims after elderly players detained

France launches Najib ‘bribery’ probe

Suspicion over whether PM was paid kickbacks over submarine deal

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