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.

Singapore maintains position as Asia’s most innovative country


Singapore is the most innovative country in the world outside Europe, according to an index out on 11 Jul 18. The Global Innovation Index ranked the country fifth – two spots higher than 2017 –

TGB, the man to watch in Indonesian politics


Indonesians know him as TGB, which stands for Tuan Guru Bajang, a twist on the Islamic title for master teacher, and usually conferred on senior religious figures. Dr Muhammad Zainul Majdi, whose doctorate is from

CEA praises former RBI governor, rules out single GST slab


Outgoing Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian on 11 Jul 18 expressed scepticism over the handling of the mounting NPAs crisis as he praised former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan for identifying the lacuna and trying to

SWS: Duterte satisfaction drops from ‘very good’ to ‘good’


Public satisfaction with President Duterte plunged to a new personal low in the 2Q18, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The poll, taken from 27 Jun 18 to 30 Jun 18, showed

Sarawak strengthens oil and gas control with passing of OMO


Debates in the Sarawak state assembly on 10 Jul 18 were dominated by the legal conflict between the federally legislated Petroleum Development Act 1974 and the state’s Oil Mining Ordinance over the ownership to oil