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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.

Malaysia to go ahead with Asia-Pacific trade pact CPTPP, says PM Mahathir


Malaysia will go ahead with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, in a reaffirmation of the country’s commitment to the wide-ranging trade pact involving 11 nations.

Philippines: Economic managers to meet on economic impact of federal shift


Economic managers of President Rodrigo R. Duterte will meet this week to assess economic implications of the planned shift to a federal system of government in order to come up with a uniform position on

Thailand: Unrest on cards if political ban eased


The military will enforce strict security measures in Bangkok in Sep 18 to prevent any disturbances as the regime is expected to ease long-held restrictions on political activities. Army chief Chalermchai Sittisad said on 24

India: Kharif planting gathers steam in last leg due to fresh spell of rains


Kharif crop planting has been done on 94% of the arable land, with last phase of planting picking up in rain-fed parts of the country boosted by fresh spells of rains across western, central and

Philippines: Duterte may pitch for federalism, but passage of proposals far from assured: Senate


Senators are willing to listen to President Duterte if he will make a pitch for federalism, but it would not guarantee the immediate passage of proposals to amend the Constitution to shift the country to