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: ‘Congress to suffer with re-enacted budget’


Administration and opposition lawmakers are getting mixed signals from the budget program for 2019 submitted by President Duterte’s economic managers. “Where is the income from TRAIN and where will it go? Practically, all Cabinet members

Thailand: Populist budget close to legal limit


Little room remains in the budget for the government to spend further on populist policies through state-owned financial institutions, as populist spending is nearing the cap of 30% of the annual budget, says an informed

India: Govt conducts talks with stakeholders in run-up to end-Aug 18 RCEP meeting


A group of ministers (GoM) set up to recommend whether India should continue to be part of the 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is likely to meet on 14 Aug 18, even as officials

Malaysia’s Mahathir Aims to Scrap China Deals


Malaysia’s prime minister said on 13 Aug 18 he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt. Mahathir said

India: Cheap imports entering via ASEAN trade pact may hit Make-In-India


India’s big plan to boost ‘Make in India’ through higher import duties has encountered turbulence, with cheap products from overseas being routed into the country by misusing the freetrade agreement with the Association of South