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Japan rated Asia’s most peaceful country, China falters

Japan is the most peaceful country in Asia, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP’s) 2014 Global Peace Index. Its fellow Asian powerhouse China, however, dropped in the...

Financial exclusion keeps Asia’s poor shackled to debt

Many people in Asia, however, have no choice and the consequences of using illegal and unscrupulous lenders are catastrophic, resulting in spiralling interest payments, violence and, tragically, slavery.

Former PM Yingluck returns to Thailand despite legal threat

Former Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra returned to Thailand from a trip to Europe Monday, quashing speculation that she would remain in self-exile in the face of pending corruption charges...