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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.

Malaysia: Risks from China investments are well contained: Johari – 27 Jul 2017


Risks posed by Chinese investments can be managed as long as Putrajaya continues to deal with state-owned enterprises from China, according to Second Finance Minister Johari Abdul Ghani. Questions have been raised as to the

Indonesia: Freeport yet to extend operating permit: Ministry – 27 Jul 2017


Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry secretary general Teguh Pamudji said on 26 Jul 17 that the extension of Freeport’s operating permit, which would expire in 2021, was still being negotiated by government officials and company

China reforms state-owned firms to be more nimble – 27 Jul 2017


All big companies owned by the central government will be registered as limited liability companies or joint-stock firms by the end of 2017 as China moves to make its state-owned giants more nimble, efficient and

Pan-Asia: Manila will consult ASEAN regarding South China Sea ventures – 27 Jul 2017


The Philippines has promised it will consult its neighbours on any joint oil and gas exploration with China in the disputed South China Sea and that such a venture in its waters will have to

Thailand: Baht’s sharp rise on BoT radar – 26 Jul 2017


The Bank of Thailand has acknowledged the THB’s rapid climb against the USD recently, a movement that it says warrants close monitoring. The abrupt appreciation of the baht reflects the market’s reaction to short-term volatility,