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.



Singapore faces grim labour future as population ages rapidly: Oxford Economics study – 6 Sep 2017

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The city state will face a double whammy: a shrinking workforce and slower progress than Asian neighbours in getting more people into the labour market According to a new study by Oxford Economics, Singapore’s labour

Thailand: Private sector stays cautious on exports – 6 Sep 2017

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Thailand’s top business group is keeping 2017’s export forecast at 3.5-4% as it remains cautious over a number of downside risks. These risks include Hurricane Harvey’s effects on the US economy, political developments there, geopolitical

Malaysia: Pakatan can win half the parliamentary seats in Sabah: Dr M – 6 Sep 2017

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Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad is confident the opposition coalition can win half of the 25 parliamentary seats in Sabah at the 14th general election. He said Sabah and Sarawak have become very strong

China’s second most powerful man ‘reappears’ on state television – 6 Sep 2017

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After about a month’s silence in state media, Wang Qishan has finally made an officially reported public appearance in Hunan province, calling for the tightening of Communist Party discipline at grass-roots party organisations. Wang, the

Indonesia: Tax collection looking stronger than 2016’s – 5 Sep 2017

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The Directorate General of Taxation has collected IDR686tr in tax revenue by Aug 17, or 53.5% of the IDR1.28qd full-year target stipulated in the revised 2017 state budget. “In 2016, we had only collected 46%