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: Government targets completion of 21 flagship infra projects by 2022


Around 21 of the 75 flagship projects under the government’s Build Build Build program can be completed by 2022, documents from the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) showed. An aide memoire on the status

Thailand: No property stimulus in the pipeline


A property stimulus package is absent from the government’s plans because developers can adapt to changes such as the central bank’s loan-to-value (LTV) ratio requirements, which are deemed appropriate for the current circumstances, says Finance

Thailand: Tourism boss snips 2019 foreign arrivals


The Tourism and Sports Ministry has cut its foreign arrivals forecast to 39-39.8 million in 2019, down from 40.2 million. Affected by global tension, Thai tourism in 1H19 saw foreign arrivals grow only 1.4% to

Malaysia: Cabinet to remain as is, says Guan Eng


Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng denied submitting a list of names to the prime minister for a Cabinet reshuffle, saying the line-up will remain according to status quo. On talk that Dr Mahathir Mohamad had

Indonesia: Bank Indonesia surprises with second rate cut in two months


Indonesia’s central bank announced a surprise cut to its policy rate on 22 Aug 19, citing the need to move the economy after slowest growth in two years. Bank Indonesia cut its benchmark seven-day reverse