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.

The Philippines: Expedite BBL approval: Duterte to Congress


President Duterte warned lawmakers that there could be trouble if Congress fails to expedite approval of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that has been pending in the House for the past months. Duterte pointed

Thailand: Questions remain over outlook


Although the mourning period has come to an end, there are still concerns and uncertainties over economic conditions in 4Q17, with many analysts asking if 2016’s subdued growth after the late King’s passing on 13

India: The battle for saffron bastion Gujarat


Alpesh Thakor, who founded the Kshatriya Thakor Sena and, later, the OBC, SC, ST Ekta Manch (OSS), is all over the news after he came back to the Congress at the rally, giving the party

The Philippines: Tourist arrivals breach 4 million in first 8 months of 2017


Foreign arrivals breached the four million mark in the first eight months as new key markets for Philippine tourism emerge, an official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. In the Philippine Aviation Day forum

Budget speech may not reflect reality: IDEAS


Ahead of the annual budget presentation in Parliament on 27 Oct 17, a think tank has warned that the speech and accompanying documents are not an accurate reflection of reality. Tricia Yeoh, who is chief