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.

Malaysia: Anwar agrees to special PKR congress to discuss PAS ties – 2 Sep 2017


Anwar Ibrahim confirmed that he had given the nod for PKR to hold negotiations with PAS for cooperation between the two during the upcoming 14th general election (GE14). The PKR de facto head said he

Malaysia: Pakatan decides not to cooperate with PAS in GE14 – 29 Aug 2017


The Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council made a firm decision not to cooperate with PAS in the next general election (GE14). In a statement issued after a three-hour meeting, Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders said the

Indonesia Reaches Agreement With Freeport on New Mining Permit for Grasberg – 29 Aug 2017


Indonesia and Freeport-McMoRan on 29 Aug 17 reached an agreement to allow the US miner to keep operating its giant Grasberg copper and gold mine, though the timing and price of a 51% divestment in

South Korea: Seoul takes expansionary fiscal policy to spearhead ‘income-led growth’ – 29 Aug 2017


The 2018 budget will increase at the fastest pace in nine years as the South Korean government has decided to take an expansionary fiscal stance to back up President Moon Jae-in’s slogan of “income-led growth.”

Indonesia: Inflation may be below 3.5% in 2018: BI – 28 Aug 2017


Bank Indonesia has said the 2018 inflation rate could be below 3.5% if the government did not increase administered prices and could control food price volatility. “The figure of BI’s [inflation rate] projection is slightly