Sunac plans to buy a 49.3 percent stake in troubled developer Kaisa, which recently missed bond coupon payments, Caixin reported.
Gmail has become difficult to use in China, and in recent weeks the authorities have gummed up Astrill, which circumvents the Internet restrictions. The NYT reports.
Japan's consumer inflation eased in December for a fifth month and the rate of price rises could turn negative as the economy adjusts to lower oil prices.
A new headache lies around the bend for Japan's Honda Motor cheaper U.S. petrol could lure buyers away from its fuel-efficient cars.
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