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.

India:1Q18 business optimism index hits 14-quarter high


Business optimism index for the 1Q18 touched three and half year high on improving demand conditions and expectation that government sops in the budget will revive consumption. The Dun & Bradstreet Composite Business Optimism Index

China’s Outbound Investment Slumped in 2017 as Deals Scrutinized


China’s outbound direct investment recorded the first annual slump since at least 2009, as officials tightened curbs on capital outflows and increased scrutiny on foreign acquisitions. Non-financial overseas investments plunged 29.4% to USD120bn. The drop

Thailand: EEC to align with One Belt, One Road


The government plans to talk about speeding up future investment in its flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project in line with China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana. Mr Uttama said

Malaysia: Only Dr Mahathir can solve Malaysia’s debt woes: Shafie


Shafie Apdal has thrown his support behind Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the next prime minister, saying the Pakatan Harapan chairman is the only leader capable of getting Malaysia out of its current debt crisis. He

India: WEF ranks India 30th on global manufacturing index above BRICS peers; Japan tops


The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked India at 30th position on a global manufacturing index – below China’s 5th place but above other BRICS peers, Brazil, Russia and South Africa. Japan has been found