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.

China: Zhou Xiaochuan calls for urgent easing of capital controls


China’s outgoing central bank governor has called for an urgent return to his stalled capital account reforms, warning his country’s leaders that the opportunity to further open the economy “must be seized”. Reformist officials are

Pan-Asia: US warships sail near Paracel Islands in South China Sea


A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on 10 Oct 17, three US. officials told Reuters, even as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing

Malaysia: Urban poverty may swing richest state of Selangor


Income inequality and high costs form the common grouse of suburban voters, particularly in Selangor. While the state has the highest household income in the country – bar the two capitals – it is also

Singapore: 3Q17 economic growth likely to hit 3-year high


The Singapore economy likely grew at its fastest pace in three years over 3Q17, buoyed by the surging manufacturing sector. But economists are cautious about the longer-term outlook, noting that electronics manufacturing – the brightest

Philippines: Duterte sees 18-point drop in satisfaction rating


The latest survey of the Social Weather Stations revealed that the net satisfaction of President Rodrigo Duterte declined by 18 points, plunging to “good” from the previous “very good.” The third quarter 2017 SWS survey