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.



Singapore’s artificial intelligence capabilities to get SGD150mn boost – 3 May 2017

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The National Research Foundation (NRF) will be investing up to SGD150mn into a new national programme aimed at boosting Singapore’s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities over the next five years. Called AI.SG, the initiative will see

India to clock 7.1% GDP in 2017, 7.5% in 2018: UN report – 3 May 2017

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The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its annual flagship report ‘The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017’ that the economic growth for India

Beijing welcomes Asean’s softer stand on S. China Sea – 3 May 2017

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China on 2 May welcomed a softer stand taken by South-east Asian countries on the disputed South China Sea at a weekend summit, saying it showed efforts to ease tension were working. The Association of

Talks kick off on ‘TPP 11’ pact minus US – 3 May 2017

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Remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership launched their first full-fledged negotiations on 2 May afternoon on a so-called TPP 11 trade pact without American participation as new senior partner Japan hoped for an agreement in

‘Silk Road’ deals behind soft ASEAN stance on China? – 1 May 2017

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The Philippines could be hoping for good deals in China’s “New Silk Road” summit, a former Philippine envoy said 1 May. Former Ambassador Apolinario Lozada Jr. said this could be the reason behind Manila leading