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Decision is a blow to President Sirisena who attempted to dismiss the prime minister
Beijing is vying with rival India for influence across south Asia
Dismissed PM hails decision to suspend president’s decree dissolving parliament
Return of former strongman Rajapaksa in ‘coup’ fuels alarm over Chinese influence
Sacked prime minister rejects move as unconstitutional
Stunning switch of loyalties plunges country into constitutional chaos
Alliance ends dramatically as former president known for close China ties takes up role
EM pain, and muted gain for petro currencies.
Colombo to borrow $1bn from China and issue $250m Panda bonds before year-end
Beijing deepens ties across south Asia with billions in infrastructure loans
Social network’s stricter policy to rely on local intelligence to flag inflammatory content
A closer look at a recent transaction from a telecoms firm currently under scrutiny...
Beijing’s infrastructure push clouded by project delays and mounting debt
Where to find unusual tropical fruits, Antipodean-style coffee, and curry crab
Launch of TPP stands in contrast to US shift to economic nationalism
Move comes after fighting flares between Buddhist majority and the Muslim community
Jaffna has a rich history stretching back millennia, and seems to be on the cusp of flourishing again
The UK should not give blanket support to risky infrastructure projects
Critics denounce move as an erosion of country’s sovereignty
More governments are introducing rules to drive down use of sugar, salt and fat
Next year’s budget set to ease the path for foreign buyers