The Chinese authorities’ drift on managing bad property debts feels eerily like the impending subprime crisis in 2007.
- Shuli Ren
The heirs to the last ruler of Sulu have seized state-owned energy assets in a lawsuit that dates back to colonial times.
- Oliver Telling and Leo Lewis
There were no walkouts this time but Russia’s presence at the G20 finance meeting in Bali again got in the way of a unified approach to deepening economic crises.
- Emma Connors
A number of developing economies face growing pressure from soaring energy and food costs and a stronger US dollar.
- Martin Sandbu and Jonathan Wheatley and John Reed
Central banks in Asia that remained dovish even in the face of soaring inflation may see their resolve tested after a surprise tightening by peers in the region.
- Low De Wei
Turns out the pandemic did do some good. Remote working means people can stay out of town Fridays and Mondays as well - and hotels are grateful.
- Emma Connors
Protests against Sri Lanka’s economic crisis erupted this week, as they blamed the president and his family for runaway inflation, shortages of basic goods, and corruption.
- Anusha Ondaatjie
Disagreements on the causes and ways to alleviate supply chain and inflation crises stemming from the war are set to complicate efforts to settle on a communiqué.
- Michelle Jamrisko and Yudith Ho
Agriculture Minister Murray Watt announced the vaccine push and a $500,000 grant to boost industry co-operation after meeting his Indonesian counterpart in Jakarta.
- Emma Connors and Natalia Santi
With inflation rising globally amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict, some countries have reverted to coal and other fossil fuel-based power or delayed their energy transition plans.
- Andrea Shalal
The gunman reportedly told police a grudge over his mother’s finances led him to kill the former Japanese prime minister.
- Nicola Smith
The island nation is in a state of political limbo after the president, blamed for an economic crisis, fled the country.
- Krutika Pathi
- World politics
The former Japanese prime minister will be remembered for key economic and security policies, but also his mission to reform the country’s pacifist constitution.
- Aurelia George Mulgan
The former chancellor won 88 votes, but lesser known dark-horse challenger Penny Mordaunt won 67 and is snapping at his heels.
- Joe Mayes
Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his wife fled to the Maldives after protesters stormed his home following an economic meltdown that triggered severe shortages of food and fuel.
- Uditha Jayasinghe and Devjyot Ghoshal
- China relations
Penny Wong is professional and diligent, but Prime Minister Anthony Albanese needs to change his advisers on China.
- Geoff Raby
A Catholic priest, a digital strategist and a popular playwright sought to bring down a government. They did.
- Devjyot Ghoshal and Uditha Jayasinghe
The state-owned company will slow investments across its $426 billion portfolio amid a “complex and challenging” global environment.
- Emma Connors
Hundreds of people lined the streets outside a Buddhist temple in Tokyo where a funeral ceremony took place to pay their respects to the former prime minister.
- Jon Herskovitz
For decades, close ties between the Moonies and powerful figures in the governing Liberal Democratic Party have been a little-discussed open secret in Japanese politics.
- Kana Inagaki, Antoni Slodkowski, Eri Sugiura and Christian Davies