Corruption case transfixes South Korea

Top prosecutor accused of taking bribes from gaming boss

Juvenile justice scandal rocks Australia

Video of abuse prompts public inquiry into systemic problems

Russia-China exercises in South China Sea

Move could worsen tension after loss of court ruling by Beijing

China takes on Italy as Unesco leader

The country has 50 sites recognised by the UN’s cultural arm

An exterior view of the Bank of Japan in central Tokyo, Tuesday, 16 March 2004.

BoJ plays for time with weak stimulus

Yen soars as central bank leaves policy largely unchanged

FTCR China Business Activity Index below 50

Export index rise failed to offset a weaker housing reading

China in fresh shadow banking crackdown

Rules target investment products that have fuelled credit boom

Philippine tax perk cuts would hit inflows

Dismay over plans to reduce generous incentives for foreign investors

China legalises car-hailing apps

Uber and Didi Chuxing no longer operating in grey area

Chinese province buys up mouldy wheat

Effort to help flood-hit growers will degrade strategic stocks

After the power plays, Xi must now reform

The new economy China needs cannot be built on production targets

Vietnam tops EM FDI performance index

Southeast Asian nation punching 6.5 times above its weight

Indonesia reappoints Indrawati as minister

Reappointment of World Bank managing director boosts hopes for reform in SE Asian nation

Saudi royal oil group at heart of 1MDB case

US claims $1bn of Malaysian funds for PetroSaudi venture siphoned

America ignores Pakistan at its peril

The strategic case for better relations is clear

Knifeman kills 19 at Japan care facility

Rampage by former employee leaves 25 injured

South Korea GDP growth quickens pace

Consumption and construction help economy expand in second quarter

India – Sikh jokes are no laughing matter

Faith’s followers go to court to stop ‘Santa-Banta’ humour

New Zealand hunts down non-native species

NZ$28m in federal funding allocated for development of technologies to wipe out pests

China president enforces online news ban

Clear signal that Xi wants complete control of media