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.

India: Acharya differed with government on key issues


RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya’s resignation on 24 Jun 19 did not surprise many. Market sources said it was expected, given his views on the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) position in the economy. Acharya’s

Malaysia willing to enter 13-nation economic partnership


Malaysia is willing to sign up to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) without India “for the time being”, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said in a CNBC interview with Tanvir Gill on

Indonesia: ‘It’s final,’ minister says of capital relocation


The government is seriously considering a plan to move the capital city off Java, saying it would work to realize it within the next five years, a senior minister said. National Development Planning Minister Bambang

Thailand: High-speed airport rail in EEC moving along


The high-speed rail project linking Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-tapao airports is moving ahead, with the environmental impact assessment (EIA) scheduled to go before the National Environmental Policy Committee for approval on 24 Jun 19.

Thailand: BoT to tighten foreign exchange monitoring


The Bank of Thailand is set to tighten foreign exchange monitoring to prevent short-term baht speculation after the local currency surged to its highest level in more than six years on 20 Jun 19. The