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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.

Singapore: 3Q17 economic growth likely to hit 3-year high


The Singapore economy likely grew at its fastest pace in three years over 3Q17, buoyed by the surging manufacturing sector. But economists are cautious about the longer-term outlook, noting that electronics manufacturing – the brightest

Philippines: Duterte sees 18-point drop in satisfaction rating


The latest survey of the Social Weather Stations revealed that the net satisfaction of President Rodrigo Duterte declined by 18 points, plunging to “good” from the previous “very good.” The third quarter 2017 SWS survey

Malaysia: Pre-election budget almost a certainty for Malaysia – 4 Oct 2017


Kuala Lumpur: ONE thing is almost certain about Malaysia’s 2018 budget: with only 8-9 months left before the 13th Parliament is automatically dissolved, the fiscal blueprint is invariably going to be a pre-election budget geared

Indonesia: World Bank Revises GDP Outlook for Indonesia – 3 Oct 2017


The World Bank dropped its growth outlook for Indonesia’s GDP in 2017 while maintaining its predictions for in 2018 due to an unexpectedly dormant private consumption rate that accounts for over half of Indonesia’s GDP,

Philippines: 83% of ‘Build, Build, Build’ funding to come from borrowing not tax reform, says Angara – 3 Oct 2017


Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara emphasized on 2 Oct 17 that the government’s ambitious infrastructure program would not be severely affected if the Department of Finance’s version of the tax reform bill would not be passed