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These are sample stories on Asia which we track on a daily basis. The sources and links to the stories, which are available online, are acknowledged and listed. Where any of these stories require paid subscription to access, we've listed only the portion which the site allows.

The Philippine: IMF sees credit growth at 19% in 2017


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees credit growth accelerating in 2017, flagging possible risk of overheating if monetary authorities fail to put this in check. IMF Philippine resident representative Yongzheng Yang said bank lending is

Malaysia: More Johor Malays have hardline Islamic thinking: ISEAS


A survey commissioned by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute on the role of Islam and its governance in Johor has shown Malays in the state are becoming more religiously conservative, the Straits Times (ST) reported on

India: FY18 budget deficit to increase but it will improve subsequently: Moody’s


Moody’s Investors Services said that steps taken by the government to broaden the tax base and improve spending efficiency would help in narrowing the budget deficit going forward. The US-based rating agency said that lower

Thailand: Anti-coup elements in the crosshairs


The government has been keeping a close eye on anti-coup elements as reports have emerged that several are planning to sow discord and instigate disturbances, it said 15 Nov 17. The move comes ahead of

The Philippines: Senate to finish debates on budget


The Senate will hold sessions on 16 and 17 Nov 17 to try to finish plenary debates on the proposed PHP3.7tr national budget for 2018 to make up for lost session days owing to the