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.

Myanmar investment inflows double from China as deals surge


Foreign investment shows signs of recovering in Myanmar, one of Southeast Asia’s frontier markets, led by more than twofold gains in inflows from China and Singapore. Approved foreign investments rose 79% y/y in 1H19, reaching

Thailand: Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister vows to assist farmers affected by drought


Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on has pledged his ministry will tailor an assistance package for drought-affected farmers during a looming water shortage in many parts of the country in 2019. Mr Chalermchai ordered officials

Indonesia: Fiscal deficit expected to widen in 2019


Tax collection in 2019, negatively affected by external pressures, was projected to be short of the target set in the 2019 state budget, contributing to a wider-than-expected fiscal deficit by the end of 2019, Finance

Thailand: BoT keeps options open


The Bank of Thailand says the impact of a policy rate cut to tame offshore fund inflows would be limited and it stands ready to enact additional measures if recent moves fail to contain the

Malaysia: PKR leaders, MPs chide Anwar for not standing by Azmin


Twenty-eight PKR central committee members and lawmakers on 18 Jul 19 hit out at party president Anwar Ibrahim for not standing by his number two Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is embroiled in a divisive sex