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.



India: Cabinet okays winding up of FIPB, approves strategic partnership policy for defence manufacturing – 25 May 2017

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The union cabinet on 24 May 17 approved dismantling of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board, marking a watershed in India’s overseas investment framework, giving a major boost to ‘Make in India’ and easing the flow

Hong Kong Becomes China Collateral Damage With Moody’s Downgrade – 25 May 2017

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Hong Kong saw its debt rating cut by Moody’s Investors Service hours after China’s downgrade, highlighting potential risks from a tightening economic integration. The former British colony has seen not only its property and stock

Philippines: Decisive martial law declaration also risks Mindanao peace: analyst – 24 May 2017

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President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration showed decisiveness but, if mishandled, could also give rise to more Islamic extremists and compromise peace efforts in southern Philippines, a Mindanao-based scholar said on 24 May 17. Duterte

Malaysia: Judge disqualifies himself from Najib vs Pua shariah bill-related suit- 24 May 2017

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Judicial commissioner Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh, who was a deputy home minister before being made judge, has recused himself from hearing a defamation suit filed by Najib Razak. He said this was because the

China Downgraded to A1 by Moody’s on Worsening Debt Outlook – 24 May 2017

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Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on China’s debt, saying that the outlook for the country’s financial strength will worsen as debt rises and economic growth slows. Moody’s reduced the rating to A1 from Aa3