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.

Hong Kong: Dollar peg slips to weakest in 19 months – 2 Aug 2017


The Hong Kong dollar has fallen to HKD7.8171 against the greenback, its weakest level since the China-inspired turmoil of Jan 16 as abundant liquidity continues to create a widening interest rate gap with the US.

Thailand: Business upbeat in face of inundation – 2 Aug 2017


Top business groups are maintaining their economic growth forecast of 3.5-4% in 2017, assuming that flash floods ravaging some northeastern provinces will result in limited economic damage, says the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry

Malaysia: Shafie might be key to breaking UMNO’s stranglehold on Sabah – 2 Aug 2017


If anyone can break Prime Minister Najib Razak’s stranglehold on Sabah, the Borneo state that holds the key to power in Malaysia, it would be Shafie Apdal. Shafie’s roots in Sabah run deep. He is

Thailand: Growth expected to hold steady – 1 Aug 2017


Economic growth in the 2Q17 is expected to be close to the 1Q17 reading of 3.3% and accelerate to 3.7% in 2H17, says a senior Bank of Thailand official. Don Nakornthab, senior director in the

Singapore: Arguments over definition of president at Tan Cheng Bock’s appeal hearing – 1 Aug 2017


Senior Counsel Chelva Retnam Rajah said a president must be someone who was popularly elected, while Deputy Attorney-General Hri Kumar Nair said the constitutional definition of president included those who were elected by Parliament and