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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.

Thailand: BoT: Labour to curb GDP


The Bank of Thailand forecasts that Thailand’s ageing demography will dampen the country’s annual GDP growth by 1.5% over the next 10 years. Thailand’s labour growth rate averaged 5% over the past decade. But such

Malaysia: Most voters happy with Pakatan, survey finds


The country’s economy remains the top concern among voters, with 64% stating so in a survey carried out by Merdeka Center between 7 – 14 Aug 18. The polling outfit also noted that concerns on

Malaysia: KL seeks high-speed rail delay pending review


Months after the new Malaysian administration signalled that it was rethinking the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) link, its minister in charge of the project held an official meeting with his Singapore counterpart on

Indonesia: Ma’ruf ‘orchestrated’ Jokowi’s VP choice, says Mahfud


Former Constitutional Court chief justice Mahfud MD has said that vice presidential candidate Ma’ruf Amin was behind the statement from Islamic mass organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) that “threatened” to withdraw its support for President Joko

Indonesia: Government collects IDR994.36tr in state revenue, grants in 1H18


The Finance Ministry collected IDR994.36tr in state revenue and grants up to 1H18, from the 2018 projection of IDR1.89qd. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that IDR991.1tr came from domestic revenue (taxes and other income)