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: FM looks into more GST tweaks to plug falling revenues

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Alarmed by a nearly four-fold rise in GST compensation to states for Jun 18 and Jul 18, the Finance Ministry is crafting a strategy to shore up tax revenues and engaging with states to identify

Indonesia: New regulation requires all crude to be offered to Pertamina

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As part of its measures to reduce fuel imports, the government on 6 Sep 18 issued a ministerial regulation that requires private oil companies to offer all crude oil to state energy holding company Pertamina.

Malaysia: Anwar’s seat to be announced after he returns from HK

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PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail has confirmed that the announcement on the parliamentary seat to be contested by Anwar Ibrahim will be made after the latter’s return from Hong Kong on 12 Sep 18. He

Philippines: Duterte cites presidential prerogative on amnesty

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It’s the “president’s prerogative” to void the amnesty granted to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV while maintaining the amnesty granted to other military personnel, according to President Duterte. Duterte said the amnesty given to Trillanes by

India: Central govt rules out cuts to excise duty on fuel

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A cut in taxes on petrol and diesel is ruled out for now as neither the central government nor some states have the appetite to stomach revenue loss from such a move, a top government