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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 rushes to complete studies on CPTPP pact


The Finance Ministry is speeding up its study on the pros and cons of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as well as working on protective measures to cushion against the impact

Malaysia: Hishammuddin calls for end to Umno infighting


SEMBRONG Umno division chief Hishammuddin Hussein has urged grassroots members to stop pitting leaders against each other and dividing the party, and instead focus on maintaining stability. He said he was worried about issues that

The Philippines: House exploring ‘deficit-neutral’ ways to finance third stimulus


A THIRD ROUND of economic stimulus is likely to be enacted and Congress is currently exploring with economic managers how to fund it without adding to the budget deficit, including withdrawing retained earnings from government

Thailand adds 985 Covid cases 12 Apr 21, new record


The government reported 985 new Covid-19 cases on 12 Apr 21, a new daily record since the pandemic began, bringing the accumulated total to 33,610. All but five of the new infections were transmitted inside

The Philippines: Government wants time-bound, targeted lockdowns


Strict lockdowns, should the need arise, must be implemented in a targeted and time-bound manner to limit the ill effects on employment, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). In an economic bulletin, Finance Undersecretary