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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: Najib to push for voter support in last budget before GE14


Prime Minister Najib Razak will aim to reduce unhappiness over rising costs of living when he unveils his Budget 2018 on 27 Oct 17, ahead of an election that must be held within 10 months.

India: One year after demonetisation, economy in shambles as trust in govt undermined


While the immediate impact of demonetisation was seen in the long queues outside ATMs and felt through acute cash shortage, its 1-year anniversary is an appropriate vantage point to assess the less visible and generalised

Malaysia: All eyes on Budget 2018 as Parliament sits


The goodies expected in 27 Oct 17’s Budget and the fate of a controversial Islamic Bill are the two key issues under scrutiny as Malaysia’s Parliament begins its six-week session, ahead of the general election

The Philippines: Exports recovery, higher government spending to boost 3Q17 growth: NEDA


Economic growth in 3Q17 is expected to receive a boost from rising exports, increased government spending and recovery in the global economy, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said. The agriculture sector is also expected to

Thailand: Sep 17 exports roar to record high


Exports rose for a seventh straight month in Sep 17, surging 12.2% y/y to a record-high USD21.8bn (THB722.4tr), as demand increased in all traditional and emerging markets, says Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn. She said exports