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: HSBC, S&P see robust Philippine GDP growth in 2 years – 22 Jun 2017

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The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd and S&P Global Ratings expect a healthy economic expansion for the Philippines in the next two years despite the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East and the

Malaysia: Sarawak BN expected to retain 80% of its incumbents in GE14 – 22 Jun 2017

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Sarawak Barisan Nasional is expected to retain about 80% of its incumbents, while introducing young and new faces for the next general election. Its secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said several aspiring candidates

India: MPC minutes strengthen case for a rate cut: Analyst – 22 Jun 2017

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Minutes of the RBI meeting in Jun 17 reveal more flexibility among MPC members and the central bank might deliver a 25 bps rate cut in its Aug 17 review, said analysts. The Reserve Bank

Indonesia: Moody’s upgrades Indonesian banks to positive – 13 Jun 2017

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Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded its outlook on the Indonesian banking system to positive from stable as it expects banks will see improvements in their operating environment over the next 12 to 18 months. The

Thailand: May 17 tourist arrivals up 4.6% to 2.6 million – 12 Jun 2017

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International tourist arrivals in Thailand rose 4.6% y/y in May 17, with revenue up 6.9%, but a strong baht could impact the lucrative industry, the Tourism and Sports Ministry said on 12 Jun 17. The