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: Economy likely grew 7-7.2% in 2Q17: DOF – 16 Aug 2017

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The economy likely expanded within the 7-7.2% range in 2Q17 on the back of strong exports and agricultural output, as well as improved public spending, the Department of Finance (DOF) reported on 15 Aug 17.

Malaysia’s credit profile relatively resilient: Moody’s – 16 Aug 2017

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Moody’s Investors Service says that it would take a significant deterioration of Malaysia’s (A3 stable) external metrics from current levels for the country’s credit profile to weaken. Moody’s conclusion is contained in its just-released report

RBI minutes: Gov Urjit Patel pushed 0.25% rate cut – 16 Aug 2017

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RBI Governor Urjit Patel had opted for a moderate rate cut of 25 basis points arguing that low food prices were unusual and vulnerable to upward pressures, said minutes of the last Monetary Policy Committee

Indonesia: Jokowi to announce 16th policy package after Independence Day celebrations – 15 Aug 2017

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President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has planned to announce the 16th economic policy package after the commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of Indonesian Independence on 17 Aug 17, a senior minister said. “(The package policy) is

Philippines: Palace to submit draft BBL to Congress this week – 15 Aug 2017

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Malacañang is set to transmit to Congress the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), a month after the Bangsamoro Transition Commission submitted the measure to President Duterte. “The Presidential Legislative Liaison Office will officially transmit the