The Shanghai Stock Exchange is counting down to next month's launch of the mainland's first stock option market. It will be an acid test for the capital markets, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
Numerous police commandos have been killed in a clash with Muslim rebels in the Philippines while pursuing a Malaysian bombing suspect on Mindanao Island. The clash has interrupted a year-old peace deal.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered a deal with US President Barack Obama to move towards a commercial nuclear power agreement. Both countries came to an agreement in 2008 that stalled due to legalities.