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.



Malaysia: Land acquisition has started for KL-SG HSR: Najib

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The land acquisition process for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) has begun, said Prime Minister Najib Razak on 17 Oct 17, adding that a three-month public consultation for Malaysians to give feedback or

India: There is a case for fiscal stimulus: Niti Aayog Vice-Chair

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Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar has pitched for fiscal stimulus to boost growth with a rider that additional expenditure should be used only for increasing productivity and capital expenditure. Faced with slowing economic growth,

China: Zhou Baffles China Watchers With Hints on 3Q17 Growth Surprise

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Expansion may accelerate in 2H17 to 7%, Zhou said 15 Oct 17 on a panel in Washington. Such growth would upend the consensus view that’s formed around China’s growth path in 2017 — a strong

Philippines: Infra spending builds up to PHP40bn in Aug 17

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Government expenditure on infrastructure projects amounted to PHP40.1bn in Aug 17, 18.1% higher y/y. the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reported over the weekend. This brought capital expenditures to PHP337.6bn in Jan-Aug 17, 11.9%

Indonesia: Tax office optimistic about meeting IDR1.28qr revenue target

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The tax office has expressed its optimism that it will meet its target of IDR1.28qr (USD95.19bn) in tax revenues by the end of 2017, although it had only achieved 60% of the target by Sep