SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​Efforts are being made to ensure no one is left behind amid the digital transformation.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Life insurance provides peace of mind, but the industry is at a turning point due to the maturity of the Japanese market. For this edition of “The Leaders” column, which highlights corporate management and senior executives, The Yomiuri Shimbun spoke with Seiji Inagaki, president of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc., about the company’s business strategy for growth including overseas expansion. The following are excerpts from the interview.

NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​Plans are being explored to boost the Indian state capital's development. 

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ ANN) - By command of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Prime Minister’s Office hereby announces that His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to the appointment and transfer of the following senior officers:

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ ANN) - Brunei Darussalam has been giving utmost importance for the acquisition of knowledge through the annual Knowledge Convention, said Imams in yesterday’s Friday sermon.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times) - The testing phase is for it to gather feedback, improve system performance and ensure service readiness for the general public. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​Cross-border trade makes up the bulk of Singapore transactions on eBay.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The central bank warned that unsold residential properties are at their highest level in a decade, with southern Johor having the largest oversupply. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - It sees the grouping as a stabilising force in the region and key to the Belt and Road Initiative, say visiting Chinese scholars. 

SEOUL (The Straits Times/ANN) -  The spate of allegations sparks calls for company boycotts and tough penalties.