Hosts to star in Cricket World Cup climax

Tournament’s success comes amid concerns over future team limits

S Korea to join China-led development bank

Latest US ally to defy Washington’s opposition

Japan nears deflation as core CPI hits 0%

BoJ had pledged to hit 2% by around April

UK move to join AIIB even surprised China

Ensuing European rush a symbol of eastward shift of global power

Japan: Abe bids to end economic burden

Prime minister says Tokyo deserves more credit for its progress

S Korea in balancing act on household debt

South Korea moves to contain dangers amid criticism it is stoking credit boom

Bakrie tries to block Indonesia coalition

Chairman of Golkar seeks to stop rival taking party leadership

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The American century will survive the rise of China

Entropy is a greater challenge than Chinese growth, writes Joseph Nye

China IPO rules lead to massive arbitrage

Cap on prices delivers risk-free profits to lottery winners

China’s globetrotting tourists change travel habits

Shifting currencies and culture benefit Japan, S Korea and Russia

Mekong autocracy a test for the west

Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia craft laws to quell threats

US slows Afghanistan troop drawdown

Posture of 9,800 to remain until end of year

A rebuff of China’s AIIB would be folly

The only hope of influence is from the inside

India court rejects free speech curbs

Landmark ruling rejects ‘unconstitutional and untenable’ limits on online behaviour

ADB projects China growth of at least 7%

Forecast is even more bullish than Beijing’s own assessment

Younger Lee faces future as new era begins

Lee Kuan Yew’s death comes as Singapore ruling party faces array of challenges

Challenges faced by a singular city state

Political rumblings in Singapore can be heard

Baffling politics of Indian place names

It is surely a sign of insecurity to dictate how a word is spoken by people in their own language

Singapore: ‘from third world to first’

Five charts that show how Lee Kuan Yew led his country into an economic success story

China’s OTC board surges on tech optimism

New index shows over-the-counter market has gained 53% in 2015