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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.

The Philippines: Tourist arrivals breach 4 million in first 8 months of 2017


Foreign arrivals breached the four million mark in the first eight months as new key markets for Philippine tourism emerge, an official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. In the Philippine Aviation Day forum

Budget speech may not reflect reality: IDEAS


Ahead of the annual budget presentation in Parliament on 27 Oct 17, a think tank has warned that the speech and accompanying documents are not an accurate reflection of reality. Tricia Yeoh, who is chief

Philippines: Budget deficit ceiling stays: Dominguez


The government will stick to its budget deficit ceiling, which is set at 3% of the country’s GDP, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said 24 Oct 17. Dominguez gave the assurance despite concerns that the Tax

Malaysia: As Budget 2018 looms, people’s lives reflect cracks in economy


AZMAN Razak has a diploma in automotive engine repairs but the 23-year-old has not had a proper job since he graduated three years ago from a technical college. Azman’s experience and that of other individuals

India: BJP set to score easy wins in HP, Gujarat: Survey


An India Today-Axis survey of voters in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh has predicted comfortable victories for BJP in both states, with Congress and other parties trailing the saffron party by around 10% of the vote.