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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.

The Philippines: Senate approves Bayanihan II on final reading


The Senate on 28 Jul 20 approved on third and final reading a measure touted as part of the government’s economic recovery plan. With 22 affirmative votes and one negative, the chamber approved Senate Bill

Vietnam: FDI to Vietnam sees increase in Jul 20


Vietnam attracted USD3.15bn worth of foreign direct investment (FDI) and capital for share purchases from 1 Jul 20 to 20 Jul 20, representing a rise of 79.8% y/y and 76.2% against Jun 20, the latest

Malaysia gains MYR17.5bn in investments from US-China trade war


THE Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) has attracted 32 projects with investments worth MYR17.5bn to Malaysia via the relocation of foreign companies affected by the trade war between the United States and China. International Trade

The Philippines: DBM to submit 2021 national budget to Congress in Aug 20


The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is expected to submit the proposed national budget for 2021 to Congress in Aug 20. Budget Undersecretary Laura B. Pascua on 26 Jul 20 said the Development Budget

Malaysia: Selangor govt solid even without Azmin, MB says


THE Selangor government remains solid following PKR’s sacking of Mohamed Azmin Ali and other assemblymen, said the party’s top leader in the state. Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said PKR has 17 members in the 52-seat