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.



Indonesia: PDI-P hopes for PAN, PKB support over presidential threshold – 19 Jul 2017

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Only one day before voting on five crucial issues in the election bill, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) is hoping its coalition mates, the National Awakening Party (PKB) and the National Mandate Party

Malaysia: Don’t Dream of Felda as your vote bank, PH tells BN – 19 Jul 2017

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PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin has a curt message for those in Barisan Nasional (BN): “Don’t dream of Felda being your vote bank anymore.” Speaking to reporters at the party’s headquarters here on 19 Jul 17,

Philippines: As peso slumps, BOP widens to 7-month high in Jun 17 – 19 Jul 2017

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The Philippines posted its widest deficit in balance of payments (BOP) in Jun 17, explaining that the peso sank to record-levels in Jun 17, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on 19 Jul 17.

Singapore: Visitors from China top spenders in Singapore for second year running – 19 Jul 2017

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Data from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) showed that visitors from China spent an estimated SGD3.52bn here in 2016, a 39% y/y increase. This was the second year in a row that China has emerged

Thailand: Nation ranks 40th in digital evolution – 18 Jul 2017

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Thailand is pressing ahead with its digital economy policy but still ranks low in terms of how successfully it has made the digital jump, a new survey shows. The country ranked 40th out of 60