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.

Philippines: DOF sets conditions for lower corporate taxes


Businesses and corporations will only enjoy lower corporate income taxes under the second tax reform bill once the government successfully reduces the fiscal incentives granted to certain enterprises, the Department of Finance (DOF) said over

Thailand: Protest clouds gather over regime


Prospects of a new round of anti-government protests built on 27 Jan 18 as various dissident groups launched activities in the capital and elsewhere in the country to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the military regime.

India: FM expected to exercise fiscal prudence in Budget 2018


It’s not difficult to hazard that the last full budget before the elections will see Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stress the government’s agenda for rural India and urban poor. He is also likely to avoid

Economy back on track


Rising overseas demand for goods and services pushed Thailand’s GDP to a five-year high in 2017, with business-friendly fiscal policies and planned spending on infrastructure expected to support further expansion in 2018. The economy improved

Jokowi critic is Indonesian Parliament’s new Speaker


Indonesia’s Parliament has sworn in as its new Speaker Mr Bambang Soesatyo, a critic of President Joko Widodo’s government who was appointed after the previous Speaker was indicted in a USD173mn graft scandal. Mr Bambang