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.

South Korea opposition party calls for nuclear armament – 14 Aug 2017


Amid soaring tensions between the US and North Korea, calls are growing in South Korea for the nation to deploy nuclear weapons. Revelations last week about the rapid advancement of Pyongyang’s nuclear programme have prompted

Singapore: Job market still weak despite stronger economic growth – 11 Aug 2017


Singapore has been reporting more cheerful economic growth numbers in 2017 but this pick-up is not translating into a stronger labour market. Total employment fell for the second quarter in a row in 2Q17, with

Philippines: ‘Swap sugar tax for fuel tax’: DOF to Senate – 11 Aug 2017


The Senate committee on ways and means is studying an offer from the Department of Finance (DOF) to scrap its plan to impose an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in exchange for the approval, in

India’s fiscal outlook clouded according to Economic Survey – 11 Aug 2017


India warned that fiscal slippages could be a drag on Asia’s third-largest economy in the year to Mar 18, but pledged to meet its budget deficit targets as it sought to reassure investors and global

Thailand: Political ban stays ‘until I’m happy’: Prawit – 10 Aug 2017


The regime will not lift its restrictions on political activities any time soon owing to the unstable state of Thai politics and the number of pending lawsuits against politicians, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said.