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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.

Indonesia: New BI governor seeks to maintain rupiah stability


Maintaining the stability of the rupiah will be a short-term priority for Bank Indonesia, said newly inaugurated BI Governor Perry Warjiyo after his swearing in ceremony at the Supreme Court in Jakarta on 24 May

Thailand: Govt defends locking up demonstrators


A senior figure at the Justice Ministry has defended the arrest of 15 pro-democracy demonstrators and insists their detention is within the law. Pitikan Sithidej was responding to human rights agencies’ statements calling for the

Vietnam’s GDP projected to grow 7% in 2018


Vietnam’s economy could grow by 7.02% in 2018, according to the National Center for Socio-Economic Information and Forecast (NCIF). The NCIF predicted two economic development scenarios for Vietnam in 2018. Under the basic scenario, which

Thailand: Government to cap diesel price


The government will cap the diesel price at THB30 per litre as part of efforts to ease the impact from increasing world oil prices. The Energy Ministry announced the move on 22 May 18, saying

Philippines: Fuel excise tax may be suspended


As fuel prices soar, Malacañang expressed openness on 22 May 18 to the suspension of hefty excise taxes on diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), kerosene and bunker fuel that is used to produce electricity. Magdalo