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: Freeport yet to extend operating permit: Ministry – 27 Jul 2017

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Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry secretary general Teguh Pamudji said on 26 Jul 17 that the extension of Freeport’s operating permit, which would expire in 2021, was still being negotiated by government officials and company

China reforms state-owned firms to be more nimble – 27 Jul 2017

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All big companies owned by the central government will be registered as limited liability companies or joint-stock firms by the end of 2017 as China moves to make its state-owned giants more nimble, efficient and

Pan-Asia: Manila will consult ASEAN regarding South China Sea ventures – 27 Jul 2017

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The Philippines has promised it will consult its neighbours on any joint oil and gas exploration with China in the disputed South China Sea and that such a venture in its waters will have to

Thailand: Baht’s sharp rise on BoT radar – 26 Jul 2017

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The Bank of Thailand has acknowledged the THB’s rapid climb against the USD recently, a movement that it says warrants close monitoring. The abrupt appreciation of the baht reflects the market’s reaction to short-term volatility,

Malaysia: Offshore market trading for USD/MYR no longer an issue: BNM – 26 Jul 2017

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The measures taken to clamp down on non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) or offshore market trading for USD/MYR in Nov 16 were right, according to Bank Negara governor Datuk Seri Muhammad Ibrahim. He said the central bank,