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.

China: Party Congress Means China Has Spent Year-End Surge Already – 9 Aug 2017


In the run up to China’s blockbuster Communist Party congress later in 2017, officials have spent big to ensure the economy is humming along nicely when the conclave begins. It’s after that that things get

Vietnam Learns Becoming a Tiger Economy Comes With a Cost – 7 Aug 2017


Vietnam has more than doubled its gross domestic product over the past eight years, becoming a high performer in the world’s fastest-growing region. One consequence is it’s now well-enough off to be disqualified from getting

Thailand: Stronger baht seen as fleeting – 8 Aug 2017


Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong pointed to two large foreign investments in Thailand in 1H17 as supporting factors in the baht’s rise. He said the local currency was driven upward by a deal in which a

Philippine economy could overheat: IMF – 8 Aug 2017


The International Monetary Fund has flagged overheating risks for the Philippine economy, which is nonetheless, forecast to grow slower in 2017, albeit still within target. “The combination of rapid credit growth, buoyant private investment and

Indonesia: BI warns of potential risks to growth – 8 Aug 2017


The Indonesian Central Bank (BI) has warned of potential risk that could hinder the prospect of economic growth for the second semester of 2017, especially with domestic demand that has yet to recover. “This is