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.

Malaysia: Selangor’s case against EC will decide timing of GE14


SELANGOR’S case against the Election Commission on new electoral district boundaries is a bellwether for when 14th general election (GE14) will be called. There are two scenarios, and both depend on what the Selangor government

India: Fiscal deficit at 91.3% of budget estimate in Sep 17


Fiscal deficit improves to 91.3% of the budget estimate at the end of Sep 17 from 96.1% at the end of Aug 17 as revenues picked up pace. There had been worry in some quarters

The Philippines: Expedite BBL approval: Duterte to Congress


President Duterte warned lawmakers that there could be trouble if Congress fails to expedite approval of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that has been pending in the House for the past months. Duterte pointed

Thailand: Questions remain over outlook


Although the mourning period has come to an end, there are still concerns and uncertainties over economic conditions in 4Q17, with many analysts asking if 2016’s subdued growth after the late King’s passing on 13

India: The battle for saffron bastion Gujarat


Alpesh Thakor, who founded the Kshatriya Thakor Sena and, later, the OBC, SC, ST Ekta Manch (OSS), is all over the news after he came back to the Congress at the rally, giving the party