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.

Vietnam: WB forecasts Vietnam’s GDP growth of 6.3% – 14 Jul 2017


The World Bank (WB) on 13 Jul 17 released its bi-annual report on Vietnam’s economy, keeping its country GDP forecast at 6.3% in 2017 following an economic boost in 2Q17. After a disappointing performance in

Indonesia: Singapore ready to exchange financial data with Indonesia: Minister – 14 Jul 2017


Indonesias finance minister Sri Mulyani said here on 13 Jul 17 that Singapore was ready to provide information about the financial data of Indonesian citizens as part of the implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information

Malaysia: Overnight policy rate stays at 3%, economic growth to pick up – 13 Jul 2017


Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3% as the current stance of the monetary policy is accommodative and supportive of economic activity. It

Thailand: Another Shinawatra sibling tipped to lead Pheu Thai party – 13 Jul 2017


Another member of the Shinawatra family has been tipped to become the new leader of the Pheu Thai Party, and a party candidate as the next prime minister. Ms Yingluck herself denied being the party’s

Singapore: Retail sales up 0.9% in May but pace slows – 13 Jul 2017


Retail sales rose for a third straight month in May 17, but at a much slower pace as brick-and-mortar stores here continued to be buffeted by the digital age. Total retail turnover in May 17