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.



Philippines: BMI research sees steady 17% loan growth in 2017 – 13 Jul 2017

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BMI Research said credit growth in the Philippines would remain supportive of the robust economic growth outlook over the coming years. The research arm of the Fitch Group said bank lending in the country would

Thailand: Baht a lesser influence on exports: BOT – 12 Jul 2017

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The purchasing power of major trade partners and production restructuring to keep up with demand are having larger effects on exports than the baht’s movement, says a senior official at the Bank of Thailand. Vachira

Philippines: Palace welcomes SWS poll showing public support for martial law – 12 Jul 2017

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Malacanang welcomed the latest Social Weather Stations survey, which showed that a majority of Filipinos support the martial law declaration in Mindanao. In a statement, the Palace said public support on Proclamation 216 declaring martial

Indonesia consumers are less optimistic in Jun 17: BI survey – 12 Jul 2017

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Indonesian consumers were less optimistic in Jun 17 because of limited job availability and a belief that things would not improve in 2H17, a survey by the central bank showed on 11 Jul 17. Bank

Indonesia: Finance minister to increase ratio of taxes to GDP target to 16% by 2019 – 12 Jul 2017

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Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on 12 Jul 17 that Indonesia will increase the ratio of taxes to GDP target to 16% by 2019 – from 10.3% currently – as part of the government’s