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.

Indonesia’s rapid infrastructure drive takes deadly toll


A string of fatal accidents is threatening to derail Indonesia’s relentless infrastructure drive ahead of the Asian Games, a push seen as a key to revving up growth in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. President Joko

South Korea: Seoul all out to counter US 25% tariff on steel imports


South Korea is making last-minute struggles this week to exempt itself from the US government’s impending steel tariff which would strike a heavy blow to steel producers here and the nation’s export-dependent economy. Unlike other

India: Can Modi-Shah pull off a Tripura in Tamil Nadu?


Can the lotus bloom in Tamil Nadu? It’s a question that has gained traction over the past few days, especially after BJP’s stupendous success in the northeast. The party’s victory is more staggering in a

Philippines: Investors jittery over TRAIN 2: PEZA


The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said the government’s second tax reform package is causing jitters to investors as it warned of the possibility of existing locators pulling out if the current incentives are scrapped.

Thailand: Pheu Thai claims all is well within ranks


Pheu Thai’s acting deputy spokesman on 5 Mar 18 denied reports of major rifts within the party. Anusorn Iamsa-ard was responding to media reports of ructions between key Pheu Thai Party members. One such report