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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’s opposition in all-out bid for Johor


Johor has emerged as a key battleground for Malaysia’s political future, with opposition alliance Pakatan Harapan (PH) making an all-out bid for the Barisan Nasional (BN) stronghold of Ayer Hitam, where it will field –

Philippines: TRAIN-II will not drive away investors: DOF


The Department of Finance (DOF) said the proposed reforms in the country’s tax incentives system would not drive away investors, adding that the provision of tax perks is not the main consideration of businesses in

China vice premier Liu He to take broad economic role


Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top fiscal adviser has been named vice premier, allowing him to take the role of “economic tsar” following a government restructuring that has granted wide-ranging powers to Mr Xi’s top lieutenants.

Philippines: TRAIN 2 seen to lessen Philippines competitiveness: BMI


The second package of the government’s tax reform program is seen to make the country less competitive resulting to a slowdown in investments over the near term, BMI Research said. In its latest economic analysis,

China: Super anti-graft body will have formidable powers


China’s newly created “super” anti-graft agency will have formidable powers under a draft Bill which went through its third reading in the National People’s Congress (NPC) or Parliament on 13 Mar 18. The new National