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.



World Bank Still Sees Global Growth Picking Up Amid Policy Risks – 5 Jun 2017

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The World Bank kept its outlook for the global economy unchanged, forecasting a modest pickup in growth despite uncertainty about monetary policy and the risk of a surge in protectionism. The development lender projects the

Malaysia: Govt appeals ‘acquittal’ of 1MDB critics – 1 Jun 2017

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The government has filed an appeal against the decision of the Sessions Court in giving an outright acquittal to former Umno leader Khairuddin Abu Hassan and lawyer Matthias Chang for allegedly sabotaging the nation’s banking

Hong Kong crowned world’s most competitive economy, beating Singapore – 1 Jun 2017

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Hong Kong has been crowned the world’s most competitive economy for the second year running, ahead of Switzerland and Singapore, in an annual report from the International Institute for Management Development. The Swiss business school

Thailand: Chalerm’s son makes u-turn after blasting Prayut, NCPO – 31 May 2017

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Wan Ubumrung apologised to the prime minister and all the top brass on 31 May after sharply criticising the regime on social media. Mr Wan went to the government complaint centre opposite Government House with

Philippines: Senate backs martial law; no joint session – 31 May 2017

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The Senate approved a resolution voicing support for President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao on 30 May 17, and later junked a resolution by the minority bloc calling for a joint session of