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.



Thailand: Another Shinawatra sibling tipped to lead Pheu Thai party – 13 Jul 2017

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Another member of the Shinawatra family has been tipped to become the new leader of the Pheu Thai Party, and a party candidate as the next prime minister. Ms Yingluck herself denied being the party’s

Singapore: Retail sales up 0.9% in May but pace slows – 13 Jul 2017

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Retail sales rose for a third straight month in May 17, but at a much slower pace as brick-and-mortar stores here continued to be buffeted by the digital age. Total retail turnover in May 17

Philippines: BMI research sees steady 17% loan growth in 2017 – 13 Jul 2017

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BMI Research said credit growth in the Philippines would remain supportive of the robust economic growth outlook over the coming years. The research arm of the Fitch Group said bank lending in the country would

Thailand: Baht a lesser influence on exports: BOT – 12 Jul 2017

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The purchasing power of major trade partners and production restructuring to keep up with demand are having larger effects on exports than the baht’s movement, says a senior official at the Bank of Thailand. Vachira

Philippines: Palace welcomes SWS poll showing public support for martial law – 12 Jul 2017

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Malacanang welcomed the latest Social Weather Stations survey, which showed that a majority of Filipinos support the martial law declaration in Mindanao. In a statement, the Palace said public support on Proclamation 216 declaring martial