'Fake news' gives Asian governments a convenient target

Measures to stop the rumor mill are also handy for stifling dissent

  • A theft at the BOJ raises awkward questions

    A central bank employee is fired for stealing gold coins

  • US shale-based LNG gushes into Asia

    Japan follows South Korea, China and India in signing long-term contracts

  • Many Indian villagers still waiting for promised electricity

    Modi's rural power campaign has yet to reach 31 million homes

  • Datawatch

    Central Asia's north-south divide

    The numbers behind the differing fortunes of five former Soviet republics

  • Thai Q1 GDP grows at best pace in five years

    State agency raises 2018 forecast on strong exports

  • FT Confidential Research

    China property tax push could spark sell-off

    One in five investors would look to sell if Beijing imposes annual levy

  • China curbs infrastructure spending as local debt climbs

    Slowdown exacerbates the plight of depressed regions

  • Japan posts goods trade surplus of 626bn yen in April

  • William Pesek

    Argentina should set alarm bells ringing in Asia

    Indonesia's interest rate rise highlights need for urgent defensive action

  • South Korea's parliament approves extra budget bill -Yonhap

  • China intends for self-driving cars to propel smart megacity

    President Xi's Xiongan project challenges US tech dominance and free market innovation

  • US and China agree to 'substantially' reduce trade deficit: statement

    Beijing will increase purchases but avoids $200bn target figure

  • Malaysia's core cabinet to be sworn in Monday

    Mahathir names ministers, sets up new ministry for domestic economy

  • Sharp increase in reported white-collar crime in Singapore

    Investments to combat such crimes are also rising, survey shows

  • Belt and Road offers path into China for foreign financial firms

    Investors offer vital funding for projects with eye toward looser ownership rules

  • Japan's lower house passes TPP trade deal

  • Record 98% of fresh university graduates land jobs in Japan

    Companies eager to recruit as economy recovers and labor shortage takes hold

  • Thai military moves to cement relations with big business

    Serving officers are becoming directors of state enterprises and private companies

  • Regional leaders from China hunt for more Japanese investment

    Officials ramp up visits to corporate Japan to court potential partners