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.



Indonesia’s 2017 Growth Rate Could Top Target: Finance Minister – 30 May 2017

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Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on 30 May 17 that economic growth in 2017 could top the current official target, thanks to better trade numbers and investment than in 2016. Indrawati said growth

Philippines: Duterte ‘won’t listen’ to Congress, SC on martial law – 29 May 2017

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President Duterte has vowed to ignore the Supreme Court and Congress as he enforces martial law across Mindanao despite the Constitution giving them oversight. The 1987 Constitution imposes limits on martial law to prevent a

Thailand: Prayut accused of attempt to retain power – 28 May 2017

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has come under heavy attack for asking “leading questions” that are seen as an attempt to gather public support for the regime to stay on in power. He came up with

China Tweaks Yuan’s Fix to Keep Currency Stable – 27 May 2017

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A new tweak to the mechanism of setting the yuan’s exchange rate gives China’s central bank more power to counter market sentiments betting against the currency, analysts said. The adjustment, announced 26 May 17 by

India: Cabinet okays winding up of FIPB, approves strategic partnership policy for defence manufacturing – 25 May 2017

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The union cabinet on 24 May 17 approved dismantling of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board, marking a watershed in India’s overseas investment framework, giving a major boost to ‘Make in India’ and easing the flow