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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.

China Injects $112 Billion of Cash to Revive Economic Growth


China’s central bank injected the most cash via one-year policy loans since 2016, as it seeks to support an economy suffering from a housing slump and weak demand. The People’s Bank of China offered commercial

Economists cut Singapore’s 2024 growth forecast on global slowdown fears: MAS survey


Private-sector economists lowered their 2024 growth expectations for export-driven Singapore mainly because of the heightened risk of a global economic slowdown. Eighty-one per cent of the 25 economists who responded to the MAS survey sent

PM Anwar set to reshuffle Malaysian cabinet on Tuesday: Reports


Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is expected to announce changes to his cabinet on Tuesday (Dec 12) in his first leadership reshuffle since taking power a year ago. The Star, citing “highly placed” sources, reported

Hong Kongers shun ‘patriots only’ polls as turnout plummets to 27.5%


Hong Kong residents shunned the city’s district council election on Sunday, with voter turnout sharply dropping despite relentless efforts by the government to boost the numbers. All candidates were screened, leaving a lineup filled with

Defence Minister Prabowo surges ahead in Indonesia’s presidential race


The latest poll, released by Kompas on Monday, showed that Prabowo and his running mate, President Joko Widodo’s 36-year-old son Gibran Rakabuming, garnered 39.3% of the vote. The survey placed former Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan