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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.

Indonesia: Gerindra set to join Jokowi coalition amid simmering internal tensions


Having led the opposition camp for the past five years, Prabowo Subianto’s Gerindra Party seems all but set to join President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s government coalition even as tensions within the camp emerge ahead of

China’s economy cause of growing concern in Beijing as US-China trade war takes toll on growth


Chinese premier Li Keqiang has urged local government officials to do everything possible to keep economic growth on track, sending a strong signal that Beijing is increasingly concerned about a deeper-than-expected economic slowdown amid a

India: NHAI to generate INR1tr annually from toll, other sources in next 5 years: Gadkari


The national highways authority of India (NHAI) will be able to earn INR1tr in revenue from toll and wayside amenities over the next five years, Union Minister of Road Transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said

Indonesia: Jokowi opens Cabinet door to opposition


President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo brought the horse-trading over seats in his next Cabinet into his own office over the past two days as he signaled his openness to allow erstwhile opposition leaders into his coalition

Thailand: BoT prepares to restrain baht


The Bank of Thailand is set to step up efforts to rein in the baht in the next few months by easing capital flow regulations, managing gold trading flows and lowering the current account surplus,