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.

India: Lack of judicial reforms pulls down India’s ranking – 6 Jun 2017


A World Bank assessment on the performance of India on ease of doing business shows the largest democracy lags behind many of the sub-Saharan African countries and the east Asian nations in ‘enforcement of contract’

China’s USD17tr Debt Mountain Isn’t as Scary as It Looks – 6 Jun 2017


Looking beyond the negative headlines of China’s massive debt pile, one encouraging fact stands out: China’s biggest companies are healthier than they’ve been in years. Thanks to a combination of economic stimulus and state-owned enterprise

Malaysia is best retail market worldwide after China, India – 5 Jun 2017


A global management consulting company has placed Malaysia in third position for retail investment worldwide for the second successive year. AT Kearney partner and head of South-East Asia, Soon Ghee Chua, said the firm’s 2017

Malaysia: Voters’ gripes about rising prices a key Malaysia election issue – 5 Jun 2017


With the general election due in 15 months and complaints over rising costs getting louder, the enforcement by the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition is timely. Worryingly for BN, which has ruled South-east Asia’s third

China: The Cat-and-Mouse Game in China’s Fights Against Debt Addiction – 5 Jun 2017


While top policymakers step up efforts to deleverage the economy and deflate asset bubbles, capital-thirsty local governments are embarking more on off-budget borrowing to continue their debt-fueled binge, undermining China’s years-long battle to contain the