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.

Indonesia: Government expects budget deficit to widen to 6.3% in 2020


Indonesia’s budget deficit is expected to widen to 6.27% of gross domestic product in 2020, more than double the initial ceiling, as President Joko Widodo ramps up stimulus to counter the blow from the coronavirus

Malaysia: Bersatu still part of Pakatan, according to Dr Mahathir


BERSATU is still part of Pakatan Harapan until otherwise decided by the party’s supreme council, said party chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “The Bersatu supreme council never decided to leave PH.” “As revealed in the audio

India: Remittances return, but from rural to urban


An early pickup in economic activity and rise in reverse remittances from rural to urban have led to revival in domestic remittances in May 20 after a near total collapse in Mar 20 and Apr

Thailand: Malls to reopen 17 May 20 but inbound flights banned until end-Jun 20


Shopping malls and restaurants in shopping centres are among the businesses that will be allowed to reopen on 17 May 20, and curfew hours will be shortened by one hour to 11pm. The decision by

Malaysia: Govt to unveil 6-month economic recovery plan by end-May 20 — MITI


The government will announce a six-month short-term recovery plan by the end of May 20 to revive the economy, said Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. Following the recovery