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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: Fearful Islamists Plan Anti-Communist Protest in Jakarta – 28 Sep 2017


Members of Islamist groups are planning to show up in the thousands in Jakarta on 29 Sep 17 to demonstrate against what they believe to be the rise of communism in Indonesia. Tensions over the

India: Yashwant Sinha twists the knife: BJP got 3 years, can’t blame Congress anymore – 28 Sep 2017


Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, whose scathing criticism of the government over economy has kicked up a storm, on 28 Sep 17 went a step further and said the BJP can no more blame the

South Korea’s key rate is below neutral rate: board member – 27 Sep 2017


South Korea’s key rate is below neutral levels, a monetary board member said on 27 Sep 17, in the latest signal that the country’s central bank could move to raise interest rates going forward. Shin

Indonesia: Cut in interest rate would help push credit expansion: ADB – 27 Sep 2017


The Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Bank Indonesia cutting its reference interest rate would help push credit expansion and economic growth. “The impact certainly would not come all of a sudden, but it would

Singapore home prices have bottomed, Hong Kong “crazy”: BNP – 27 Sep 2017


Singapore home prices have reached a bottom and will rebound, while Hong Kong’s “crazy” housing market will continue to defy gravity, according to BNP Paribas. “Very significant” income growth will drive the first leg of