SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - If the court approves investigators to arrest Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Group is feared to face a massive leadership vacuum.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung's heir apparent was questioned as a bribery suspect.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Tax will be withdrawn on construction of hydropower projects being developed by Chinese companies under CPEC
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will likely discuss on the declining trade between the two countries during the Japanese premiere's visit to Jakarta on Sunday.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - China rail links to Europe to have little effect on Singapore as a key port.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Whether we like it or not, China’s presence will be prominent in Philippine's future—as a nation, as an economy, or as individuals.
DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Inflation went down 35 basis points in the last month of the year from November's 5.38 per cent, according to official statistics.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Prime Minister Lee stresses that despite tough times, country will pull through because of its people.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India has revised its double taxation agreement with Singapore to reduce revenue losses due to the evasion of taxes on capital gains.