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.

Philippines: Budget deficit ceiling stays: Dominguez


The government will stick to its budget deficit ceiling, which is set at 3% of the country’s GDP, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said 24 Oct 17. Dominguez gave the assurance despite concerns that the Tax

Malaysia: As Budget 2018 looms, people’s lives reflect cracks in economy


AZMAN Razak has a diploma in automotive engine repairs but the 23-year-old has not had a proper job since he graduated three years ago from a technical college. Azman’s experience and that of other individuals

India: BJP set to score easy wins in HP, Gujarat: Survey


An India Today-Axis survey of voters in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh has predicted comfortable victories for BJP in both states, with Congress and other parties trailing the saffron party by around 10% of the vote.

Singapore: Economy to grow by nearly 3% in 2017: PM


Singapore’s economy should grow by close to 3% in 2017, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on 22 Oct 17. PM Lee noted that this was due to a strong showing by the manufacturing sector,

Malaysia: Najib to push for voter support in last budget before GE14


Prime Minister Najib Razak will aim to reduce unhappiness over rising costs of living when he unveils his Budget 2018 on 27 Oct 17, ahead of an election that must be held within 10 months.