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.

Vietnam: Japan’s investment in Vietnam plummets while Suga seeks closer ties


Japan, once the largest source of corporate investment in Vietnam, has fallen to fourth place for Jan-Sep 20, overtaken by more agile rivals from South Korea and China. Approved foreign direct investment by Japanese companies

Malaysia: Annuar denies Zahid ‘forced’ to call ceasefire


UMNO on 22 Oct 20 denied that infighting and mutiny in the party forced president Ahmad Zahid Hamid to announce a political ceasefire on 21 Oct 20. Annuar Musa, a Supreme Council member, denied reports

Thailand: PM offers end to ’emergency’


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on the night of 21 Oct 20 suggested everyone take a step back in the conflict between the government and anti-government movement. The premier offered to lift the state of emergency

Thailand: Protest leaders ‘Penguin’, ‘Rung’ charged in Criminal Court


Two protest leaders, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, were taken to the Criminal Court on 21 Oct 20 as Bangkok police pressed charges against them for their part in an anti-government rally at

India: Why Modi is Still So Popular Even as India Fails to Fight Virus


India is battling one of the world’s highest coronavirus caseloads, its worst-ever economic slump, shuttered factories, farmer protests and the deadliest border fighting with China in decades. Yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to remain