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.

Malaysia: Umno successfully amends party constitution to delay polls


Umno has successfully amended its constitution in order to enable them to postpone party polls up to six months after a general election. The amendment was unanimously approved by 2,586 delegates during the Umno extraordinary

Indonesia: Jokowi’s rating hits six-year low as prices rise


Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s approval rating has hit a six-year low amid dissatisfaction over soaring cooking oil prices and the perceived failure of an export ban to swiftly reduce the rising cost of goods, a

India: 5% of crude imports in Apr 22 sourced from Russia


Russian-origin crude made up 5% of India’s total oil imports in Apr 22 for the first time, rising from under 1% in 2021 and 1Q22, as refiners chased cheaper oil amid expanding demand and spiralling

Thailand: Economy will not recover quickly: Finance Minister Arkhom


The Thai economy will not recover quickly even though exports are likely to expand, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said 12 May 22. He pointed out that tourism has not fully recovered yet and that Thailand’s

Thailand: Sentiment down 4 months in a row


Consumer sentiment plunged for the fourth straight month in Apr 22, hitting the lowest level in eight months, as consumers remained concerned about rising costs of living and high oil prices caused by the impact