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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.

Pan-Asia: Manila will consult ASEAN regarding South China Sea ventures – 27 Jul 2017


The Philippines has promised it will consult its neighbours on any joint oil and gas exploration with China in the disputed South China Sea and that such a venture in its waters will have to

Thailand: Baht’s sharp rise on BoT radar – 26 Jul 2017


The Bank of Thailand has acknowledged the THB’s rapid climb against the USD recently, a movement that it says warrants close monitoring. The abrupt appreciation of the baht reflects the market’s reaction to short-term volatility,

Malaysia: Offshore market trading for USD/MYR no longer an issue: BNM – 26 Jul 2017


The measures taken to clamp down on non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) or offshore market trading for USD/MYR in Nov 16 were right, according to Bank Negara governor Datuk Seri Muhammad Ibrahim. He said the central bank,

Singapore: Over 8,300 SMEs to benefit from industry-led projects: Spring, IE Singapore – 25 Jul 2017


More than 8,300 local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are expected to benefit from a slew of projects led by trade associations and chambers (TACs) in the year since May 16. The projects focus on

India: Offences of religious, racial enmity rose by 41% in 3 years: Government – 25 Jul 2017


The number of offences promoting enmity on communal and racial lines have gone up by 41% in the country in the last three years, the government told the Lok Sabha on 25 Jul 17. According