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.

Thailand: Doubts aired over benefits from EEC – 3 Oct 2017


Somkiat Tangkitvanich, president of the Thailand Development Research Institute, said the EEC will likely raise investment sharply over the next five years as planned, but doubts persist over the breadth of EEC gains. “It is

India: Insolvency and Bankruptcy Court turns 1 – 3 Oct 2017


Around 400 cases of default, including 11 of the dozen large bad loan accounts of banks identified by the Reserve Bank of India, have been admitted by various National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) benches under

Malaysia: What we learnt from PAS’ show of strength – 2 Oct 2017


IT was undeniable that tens of thousands of people turned up for PAS’ two-day Fastaqim 2.0 mega-gathering in Terengganu over the weekend, which was a testament to its ability to mobilise and draw vast numbers

Malaysia: MACC chief’s job at risk in UMNO disquiet over anti-corruption probes – 2 Oct 2017


TOP graft-buster Dzulkifli Ahmad can be proud of the higher cash seizures, more arrests and prosecution in his first year of running the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) but that success could cost him his job.

India: Scope for reducing GST slabs after tax it becomes revenue-neutral: Jaitley – 2 Oct 2017


Finance minister Arun Jaitley on 1 Oct 16 indicated that the government would consider reducing the goods and services tax slabs and easing compliance burden for small taxpayers once revenues from GST are better compared