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.

Thailand: Seven global airlines to fly direct to Thai holiday island Phuket


Seven international airlines will operate direct flights to Phuket in southern Thailand, starting in Jul 21, bringing foreign tourists to the resort island, with the Thai government accepting visitors vaccinated for COVID-19 without quarantines. Thai

Indian May 21 fuel demand hits 9-month low as COVID stalls activity


India’s fuel demand slumped in May 21 to its lowest since Aug 20 with a second COVID-19 wave stalling mobility and muting economic activity in the world’s third largest oil consumer. Oil demand fell 11.3%

Indonesia’s retail sales growth highest since 2016


Retail sales in Indonesia expanded for the first time in 17 months in Apr 21, rising 15.6% y/y and compared with a 14.6% fall in Mar 21, a central bank survey showed on 10 Jun

Thailand: Govt projects to speed up


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the cabinet to speed up implementation of projects to benefit the people as the government has only one year left in office. Speaking after the weekly cabinet meeting, Gen

Philippine military chief visits island in disputed waters


The head of the Philippine armed forces visited a coral-fringed island his country occupies in the South China Sea this week, a move that could stoke already heightened tensions between Manila and Beijing in disputed