NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Top public and private sector banks in India have recalled debit and credit cards after a major automated teller machine security breach.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Japan, a long-time major foreign investor in Indonesia, said it would seek opportunities to fund construction of power plants, railways and toll roads, under the public private partnership (PPP) scheme.
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - Besides preparing for the growing ageing society, the focus of the Budget will be raising the disposable income of the common man.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The restoration aims to return the revered stupa to its traditional glory in readiness for the 450th anniversary celebrations that will take place alongside the annual That Luang festival next month.
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BEIJING (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing is part of a charm offensive aimed at seeking trade and support from China by setting aside a thorny territorial dispute.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The new airport will open at the end of 2018 and aims to establish Singapore as centre for private jets.
CHITTAGONG (The Daily Star/ANN) - The empty container was opened in Visakhapatnam Port of India where the man was found in a dehydrated and famished state.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad has informed all passengers using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to hand in their phones to the special Samsung counters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 before boarding their flights.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Officials of the ruling parties of China and Vietnam have highlighted the need to collaborate in a bid to intensify long-term bilateral relations between both countries.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - China is willing to participate in the construction of railways and airports in the Philippines and work together for better connectivity, Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli told a high-end forum of business leaders from both countries on Thursday in Beijing.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippines should pursue an independent foreign policy without being beholden to anyone and would be wrong for the Philippines to cut its ties with the Americans.
BEIJING (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday dramatically announced his decision to leave the US sphere of influence which has enveloped the Philippines since its independence in 1946.