Mainland Chinese buyers send Hong Kong shares to fresh all-time high

Rise contrasts with Shanghai market struggling at around half its peak

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Russia courts Southeast Asian partners with authoritarian streaks

Putin looks to capitalize on wariness of China and the West

  • Tencent, Alibaba take e-wallet wars to Southeast Asia

    WeChat Pay to launch Malaysian currency service, Alipay partners local brands

  • Deepening Singapore-Malaysia ties spawn transit link

    Lee and Najib now have two rail projects to show for their good rapport

  • Asian tourists push Japan visitor spending tally to record $40bn

    Figures for 2017 also hint at a need to adapt to travelers' changing habits

  • Chinese electric cars turning heads in US

    Flashy designs and ample funds help industry newcomers make inroads

  • Google Maps available again in China after eight years

    Easier access may signal policy change toward US internet companies

  • Private equity comes to Bhutan

    Local companies in need of capital to expand in fast-growing economy

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