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.



China Scores Tacit Victory at Southeast Asian Leaders’ Meeting – 30 Apr 2017

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China won approval from Southeast Asian leaders on 29 Apr at a meeting where U.S. allies in Asia have previously criticized Beijing over its actions in disputed maritime territory. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations,

Apisak frets over low FDI – 29 Apr 2017

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Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong has asked the Board of Investment (BoI) to explain the lack of growth in new applications in 1Q17 despite the strong incentives on offer. Mr Apisak spoke after chairing a discussion

Bank loans up 6.3% in Mar 17 – 29 Apr 2017

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Singapore bank loans rose 6.3% in Mar 17 from a year earlier, on the back of stronger lending to businesses, especially firms in the business service, general commerce and logistics sectors, central bank data showed

Philippines can afford ‘economic war’ with China: FVR – 25 Apr 2017

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Former President Fidel V. Ramos believes the Philippines can go on an “economic war” with China but only on a tiny scale after Beijing’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea. “If we are talking

Taiwan: Majority dissatisfied with government – 25 Apr 2017

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Nearly 60% of the public are dissatisfied with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration, and President Tsai Ing-wen’s approval rating has fallen to the second-lowest point in her presidency, a monthly survey released 24 Apr