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Shanghai stocks climb in Asian market rally

Shanghai stocks closed more than one percent higher on Monday, with traders buoyed by reports that China’s official pension funds may start investing, as markets across Asia saw modest gains.

Cambodia PM empowers court to dissolve rival parties

Cambodia’s parliament passed a law Monday giving judges sweeping powers to dissolve political parties, a move seen as a brazen attempt by premier Hun Sen to checkmate his opponents ahead of next year’s polls.

Thailand 2016 growth up but below junta target

Thailand’s economy grew 3.2 percent in 2016, a slight increase on the previous year but below the junta’s target as the generals struggle to revive what was once one of the region’s strongest economies.

We cannot trust Malaysian investigation: N. Korea

Pyongyang cannot trust the Malaysian police investigation into the sudden death of a North Korean, the country’s ambassador said Monday, after officers identified the victim as the half-brother of the North’s leader.

Debt-saddled Mongolia agrees $5.5 bn IMF bailout

Mongolia has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a $5.5 billion bailout package, officials announced, as the debt-wracked country tries to stabilise its economy.