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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.

Philippines: LP to form ‘resistance’ coalition in 2019 polls


The Liberal Party is eyeing to form a coalition that will be the “genuine opposition” in the 2019 elections. LP President Sen. Francis Pangilinan stressed the need for a strong opposition that will resist the

Singapore pharma on recovery path after dismal 2017


Singapore’s pharmaceutical business, among the pillars of the city-state’s manufacturing sector, is set to return to strength in 2018 as big global drugmakers ramp up output and advance automation at their production sites across the

Thailand: Service industry may open up to foreigners


The government is mulling opening some service businesses, particularly those related to the government’s targeted industries, to more foreign investment. Kulanee Issadisai, director-general of the Business Development Department, said a panel handling the review of

Philippine economy robust enough to absorb higher rates: BSP


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has given assurance that the country’s economic growth remains solid enough to absorb higher interest rates, if warranted, as inflation is seen peaking due to transitory effects of the

House to process BI governor approval this week


The house of representatives commission XI will begin the approval process of Bank of Indonesia governor nominee Perry Warjiyo. The fit and proper test is done to ensure that the most capable candidate is selected