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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: Senate to finish debates on budget


The Senate will hold sessions on 16 and 17 Nov 17 to try to finish plenary debates on the proposed PHP3.7tr national budget for 2018 to make up for lost session days owing to the

Indonesia: A Policy Dilemma Looms


Indonesia’s hopes of hitting double-digit credit growth in 2017 have all but faded, presenting a dilemma for policy makers trying to stimulate Southeast Asia’s biggest economy in the face of rising global interest rates. Despite

Thailand on Track to End Military Rule in Nov 18 Election


Thailand said it remains on course for elections 2018 and that curbs on political parties will soon be eased, as pressure mounts on the military government to roll back restrictions on campaigning. Prime Minister Prayuth

Malaysia: KL’s MRT tender raises questions on local bidders


A tender for the third phase of Malaysia’s MRT system has surprised industry analysts, with the government asking bidders to provide 90% upfront financing for the over MYR30bn project. The government also wants bidders to

Philippines: Heavy infra buildup to fuel up to 9% Philippine growth


During a forum on infrastructure development at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, Ayala Corp. CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala said the consumption-based Philippine economy could be transformed into an investment-driven one, if adequate