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.

Indonesia Expects 2018 Deal With Freeport on Giant Copper Mine


Indonesia expects to conclude a deal by Feb 18 with Freeport-McMoRan Inc. that will see the U.S. miner shed its majority ownership of the giant Grasberg copper mine, according to the government. The basic structure

Senate rushes to approve tax reform bill


The Senate rushed to approve the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill – certified by President Duterte as urgent – that is expected to generate as much as PHP130bn in fresh revenues

Thailand: Cabinet revamp gets mixed views


The new cabinet line-up has received positive feedback from the private sector but politicians, academics and political activists have warned that the latest shake-up will not bring any change unless the latest shake-up will not

India: Modi govt wants RBI rate cut before Mar 18


Impatient for faster economic growth, India’s government is lobbying for a reduction in official interest rates in coming months as it expects inflation to stay close to a 4% target, finance ministry officials said. The

Key parties won’t rule out alliance


Democrat deputy leader Nipit Intarasombat said the prospect of the two parties working together after the election seems remote, it is still a possibility if they put aside their grudges. Pheu Thai key figure Chaturon