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.



Philippines: ‘Swap sugar tax for fuel tax’: DOF to Senate – 11 Aug 2017

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The Senate committee on ways and means is studying an offer from the Department of Finance (DOF) to scrap its plan to impose an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in exchange for the approval, in

India’s fiscal outlook clouded according to Economic Survey – 11 Aug 2017

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India warned that fiscal slippages could be a drag on Asia’s third-largest economy in the year to Mar 18, but pledged to meet its budget deficit targets as it sought to reassure investors and global

Thailand: Political ban stays ‘until I’m happy’: Prawit – 10 Aug 2017

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The regime will not lift its restrictions on political activities any time soon owing to the unstable state of Thai politics and the number of pending lawsuits against politicians, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said.

Indonesia: Consumer confidence on the rise: BI – 9 Aug 2017

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Indonesian consumers were more optimistic in Jul 17 that business activity, income and job availability would improve in 2H17, a survey by the central bank showed on 8 Aug 17. Bank Indonesia’s consumer index stood

India: Amit Shah adds to BJP’s political heft, but not numbers in Rajya Sabha – 9 Aug 2017

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The victory of BJP President Amit Shah, who makes his debut in Parliament, and Smriti Irani’s re-election from Gujarat give the party political heft in the Rajya Sabha but does not add to its numbers.