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 to enjoy stable economic growth at 6.4% – 5 May 2017


Vietnam is forecast to enjoy a stable economic growth rate of 6.4% in 2017 and 2018. This is one of the forecasts to emerge from the “ASEAN 3 Regional Economic Outlook”, the first annual report

Economist foresees doom for Melaka Gateway – 5 May 2017


An economist has voiced concern that the Melaka Gateway project may not materialise due to China’s strict capital controls. Hoo Ke Ping said funding issues were in fact threatening all Malaysian projects led by companies

China’s Renewed Drive to Tame Its Debt Pile Starts to Bite – 5 May 2017


Signs are emerging that the Chinese government’s renewed drive to curb financial leverage is starting to bite. The number of wealth-management products issued by Chinese banks slumped 39% in Apr 17 from the previous month,

1MDB-linked Bandar Malaysia property deal falls through – 4 May 2017


Bandar Malaysia, the country’s biggest real estate project, is looking for a new master developer after the government made a surprise announcement on 3 May to cancel a deal with a Malaysia-China consortium, saying the

Jokowi gives nod to final batch of marquee projects – 4 May 2017


Entering the second half of his leadership tenure, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has approved various development projects that will become final additions to the current administration’s list of national strategic projects. Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin