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.

NCPO goes after activists


The regime on 30 Mar 18 lodged a complaint with police against a group of 57 pro-election activists who staged a demonstration in front of the Royal Thai Army headquarters last week. Col Burin Thongprapai,

Indonesia to Offer Investors a Simplified Tax-Holiday Program


Indonesia will unveil a simplified scheme for tax holidays and state oil firm Pertamina should be among the first to benefit, government officials said. Boosting investment is a priority for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as

Thailand: PM denies poll delay conspiracy


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on 27 Mar 18 denied the military regime was conspiring to delay Feb 19’s election via potential plans to submit a poll-related bill to the Constitutional Court for a ruling on

Philippines: DOF sees timely passage of tax reform packages within 2018


The Department of Finance is upbeat for the timely passage of the Duterte administration’s remaining tax reform packages, including the second one recently filed in Congress seeking to gradually cut corporate income tax rates and

India: Sharad Pawar plays “United Opposition” card, Banerjee calls for one-to-one fights


Opposition should work unitedly for BJP-led NDA’s defeat in the next Lok Sabha polls, NCP leader Sharad Pawar and Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee concurred at a meeting at Parliament House on 27 Mar 18. Accompanied