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: Daily e-way bill generation moderates to 1.9 million in Nov 21


E-way bill generation for goods transportation under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system stood at 1.9 million between 1-28 Nov 21, reported Financial Express. It was -12% lower than the daily average for the

Malaysia: PKR considering merger with Amanah


Pakatan Harapan leader Anwar Ibrahim said PKR and Amanah would explore the proposal of a merger. Although a formal proposal has been made and leaders of both parties are aware of it, he said there

The Philippines: Senate approves PHP5.02tr 2022 budget on final reading


The Senate approved on third and final reading President Rodrigo Duterte’s proposed PHP5.024tr national budget for 2022 — his administration’s last outlay that would ensure the government is well-funded to fight the pandemic. Twenty-two senators

Thailand: Omicron will not affect reopening: Phiphat


Thailand will not take a step back from the reopening plan despite uncertainty over the Omicron variant and the Tourism and Sports Ministry will also propose more relaxation on alcohol sales from the afternoon to

The Philippines: Bong Go withdraws, says he was unprepared for presidential race


Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go said he is backing out of the 2022 presidential race. In a chance interview with reporters, the first-term senator admitted he was not prepared to seek the highest elective post in