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.

Thailand: EEC to align with One Belt, One Road


The government plans to talk about speeding up future investment in its flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project in line with China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana. Mr Uttama said

Malaysia: Only Dr Mahathir can solve Malaysia’s debt woes: Shafie


Shafie Apdal has thrown his support behind Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the next prime minister, saying the Pakatan Harapan chairman is the only leader capable of getting Malaysia out of its current debt crisis. He

India: WEF ranks India 30th on global manufacturing index above BRICS peers; Japan tops


The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked India at 30th position on a global manufacturing index – below China’s 5th place but above other BRICS peers, Brazil, Russia and South Africa. Japan has been found

Philippines: Senate to prioritize charter-change: Pimentel


Amending the Constitution will be the priority of the Senate when Congress resumes session on 15 Jan 18 to start the process of shifting the country to a federal system, Senate President Aquilno “Koko” Pimentel

Aquino, Poe prefer constitution convention to amend current constitution


Changing the Constitution through a constitutional convention will ensure the integrity and transparency of the process and prevent politicians from adding “self-serving” provisions in the new charter, two senators said on 11 Jan 18. Both