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.



Malaysia: Survey finds Najib still has considerable public support – 24 May 2017

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Despite the controversies surrounding Prime Minister Najib Razak, a survey has found that he still has considerable support from the public. The nationwide survey which was conducted by PKR-linked Invoke said that out of 17,962

Taiwan: Tsai misses ‘passing grade’ in survey – 23 May 2017

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President Tsai Ing-wen scored an average of 52.41% out of a possible 100 in a poll gauging her performance over the past year, with respondents expressing the highest levels of dissatisfaction with her economic performance,

Malaysia: Mustapa flags living costs as concern ahead of polls – 22 May 2017

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The cost of living is a key concern among Malaysian voters, according to a member of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s cabinet, setting the stage for it to be a major campaign topic in polls expected

Indonesia: Government needs to focus on inflation control: Bank Indonesia – 22 May 2017

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Bank Indonesia (BI) has advised the government on the importance of focusing on inflation control, following the increase of administered prices in Apr 17. Indonesia’s inflation rate stood at 4.17% y/y in Apr 17 as

Promising Start for Loan Growth in 2017 – 19 May 2017

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Lending activities showed a promising start for local banks in the first four months of 2017, bolstering chances for further economic recovery for the rest of the year. Lending from commercial banks grew by 9.5%