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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.

Thailand: May 17 tourist arrivals up 4.6% to 2.6 million – 12 Jun 2017


International tourist arrivals in Thailand rose 4.6% y/y in May 17, with revenue up 6.9%, but a strong baht could impact the lucrative industry, the Tourism and Sports Ministry said on 12 Jun 17. The

Philippines: DBS says PH needs to guard against economic overheating – 12 Jun 2017


The Philippines needs to watch out for signs the economy may be overheating, according to DBS Bank Ltd of Singapore. The Singaporean bank noted that despite the less-than-expected economic growth in the 1Q17, investments have

Philippines: Fitch seen marginally downgrading PH growth outlook – 12 Jun 2017


Debt watcher Fitch Ratings said on 12 Jun 17 it might downgrade its growth outlook for the Philippines in 2017 following the weaker-than-expected expansion in 1Q17. The downgrade revision is likely “marginal” only, said Sagarika

Malaysia: No alarm bells yet on inflows into Malaysia – 12 Jun 2017


That foreign investors are expected to pour about USD1tr into emerging markets (EMs) in 2017 has not yet set the alarm bells ringing of a potential bubble in Malaysia. Non-resident capital inflows to EMs should

Phl consumer confidence reached all-time high in 2Q17 – 9 Jun 2017


Consumer confidence hit an all-time high of 13.1% in 2Q17 partly on many Filipinos’ perception of a better peace and order situation in the country, results of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) latest consumer