Daily Dispatches: China makes further interest-rate reforms

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China's central bank has taken a step toward establishing a more market-oriented interest-rate system. (Wall Street Journal)

A peek inside OCBC’s new gadget-filled trading gallery. (Asian Banking & Finance)

David Coe, the former chairman of the collapsed Australian firm Allco Finance Group, has died while on a skiing trip at the United States. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Shanghai's economy expanded 7.5 percent in 2012 compared to a year earlier but fell short of the city's target of around 8 percent. (Shanghai Daily)

The failure to encourage more births in Singapore means the country will have to contend with a shrinking pool of workers and consumers, a deterrent to future investment. (Bloomberg)