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.



Philippines: Dynasties and Duterte allies dominate Philippine midterm lineup

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Candidates backed by President Rodrigo Duterte were in an upbeat mood on 12 Feb 19 as they kicked off a three-month campaign for the Philippines’ midterm elections. Members of political dynasties and close allies of

Indonesia: Bank Indonesia to maintain hawkish stance in 2018

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Bank Indonesia has hinted that it will maintain its tight money policy in 2018 amid the normalization of monetary policies by central banks in other countries. BI Governor Perry Warjiyo said BI’s policy rate would

Thailand: PPP Act restricts scope to basic projects

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The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Promotion Act, which already passed through the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and waiting royal approval before being published in the Royal Gazette, stipulates that only basic infrastructure projects and public services

Malaysia: Umno needs PAS, Malay fence-sitters to win Semenyih

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UMNO will have to rely on PAS, a party it once called “kampung party” if it wants to beat Bersatu to win the Semenyih by-election, said Institut Darul Ehsan (IDE) research manager Khairul Ariffin. Pakatan

India: Maharashtra: Sena seeks 1995 model to continue pact with BJP

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The BJP and the Shiv Sena have broken the ice at the highest levels with the former conveying to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray that it was willing to start talks on firming up an