Daily News

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.

India: Raghuram Rajan cautions jobless growth


To those taking heart from Raghuram Rajan’s recent comment in Raipur that the Indian economy is not only on track but also running at a fast pace, the former RBI governor has added a rider.

Thailand: Thai baht soars 1% on rate hike drum roll


The Thai baht appreciated more than 1% on 1 Aug 22, logging a strong start to Aug 22 which is expected to see the country finally join its regional and global peers in normalising its

The Philippines: BSP may still cut banks’ reserve requirement ratio before end-2022


THE Philippine central bank may still lower the banks’ reserve requirement ratio (RRR) before the end of 2022. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Felipe M. Medalla said they are still deciding if the RRR

Malaysia: Harapan to pursue three more MOU promises from PM


Pakatan Harapan will pursue 3 remaining reform pledges made by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob in their memorandum of understanding (MOU). The 3 pledges include limiting the tenure of a prime minister to less than

Foreign investments soar in 1H22


Investments by overseas companies registered under the Foreign Business Act (FBA) rose by 73.5% y/y in 1H22, led by Japan, Singapore and the US, driven by the government’s investment promotion policy. Deputy Commerce Minister Sinit