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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.

Jokowi Postpones Announcement of 16th Policy Package – 21 Aug 2017


President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has decided to postpone the announcement of the government’s upcoming policy package for easing the process of acquiring permits related to new investment, a spokesman said on 21 Aug 17. The

Philippines: Sustained economic growth gives BSP greater flexibility – 21 Aug 2017


The strong economic expansion in 2Q17 gives monetary authorities flexibility to keep an accommodative monetary policy stance, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said the growth rate in 2Q17

Malaysia: BN still preferred despite Felda woes: Merdeka Center – 21 Aug 2017


Despite all the troubles Felda and its subsidiaries have been facing in the past three months, with allegations of corruption and abuse of power, a political analyst says Barisan Nasional (BN) will still emerge winners

China: Ex-leaders’ influence ‘wanes’ at Beidaihe – 18 Aug 2017


The influence of Chinese Communist Party elders appeared to be on the wane at the key annual summer conclave in 2017, sources said, underscoring President Xi Jinping’s dominance as he makes final preparations for his

Indonesia: Big job awaits tax office despite ‘moderate’ 2018 target – 18 Aug 2017


The Ministry of Finance’s Directorate General of Taxes will have to revamp its customer service, simplify procedures and improve surveillance to help it collect more taxes in 2018. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo unveiled the proposed