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.

China’s Robot Revolution May Affect the Global Economy – 23 Aug 2017


China is installing more robots than any other nation, and that may affect every other nation. Shipments jumped 27% to about 90,000 units in 2016, a single-country record and almost a third of the global

BoT mulls further anti-speculation steps – 22 Aug 2017


The Bank of Thailand may consider additional measures to curb baht speculation after occasional increases in the volume of foreign exchange transactions have been detected, says a senior official at the central bank. “The Bank

Philippines: BSP warns speculators as peso adjusts sufficiently – 22 Aug 2017


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said the peso has sufficiently adjusted after its gradual depreciation, warning speculators that the BSP is ready to deploy its full policy and regulatory arsenal to protect the local currency.

Indonesia: PAN may endorse Zulkifli to run in 2019 presidential poll – 22 Aug 2017


The National Mandate Party (PAN) is mulling a plan to endorse its chairman, Zulkifli Hasan, who is also speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), to run in the 2019 presidential election as either a

‘Legacy of gratitude’ working for Dr M among Langkawi voters – 21 Aug 2017


Although former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has left Umno for the opposition, his contributions to Langkawi’s development have left a “legacy of gratitude” that is pulling voters in both ways as the next general