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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.

The Philippines: House OKs full foreign ownership in power, transport, communications


The House of Representatives approved on 19 Feb 20 the measure amending the 84-year-old Public Service Act to allow full foreign ownership in the public service sector including the transportation, communication and power industries. The

Thailand: Central bank expects 3% growth in 2021


The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has released its latest overview of the Thai economy, which it expects will grow more than 3% in 2021. Meanwhile, the latest report by the National Economic and Social Development

Malaysia: Sarawak suit on hold, awaits decision on Petronas appeal


The Court of Appeal stayed proceedings to hear Sarawak’s suit to pursue sales tax payment from national oil company Petronas. The three-man bench in Kuching decided that the court has to first dispose Petronas’ appeal

Indonesia: Arguments surrounding Omnibus laws including – Bill ‘to protect’ President from impeachment


Amid debate over articles in the omnibus bill on job creation that would grant sweeping powers to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, allowing him to override laws and bylaws, Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto has come

Vietnam: Samsung flies phone parts to Vietnam to deal with supply chain disruptions


Samsung has begun flying electronic components for its latest Galaxy phones from China to its factories in Vietnam as it grapples with sweeping supply chain disruptions caused by coronavirus. “The Vietnamese government is restricting the