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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.

Pan-Asia: China rejects Singapore model for state-owned enterprise reform – 20 Jul 2017


Chinese policymakers have largely rejected plans to depoliticise state-owned enterprises by governing them through financial holding companies that aim solely to maximise returns. A forthcoming plan to reform China’s SOEs is the latest sign that

Philippines: Senate united on martial law extension, split over duration – 20 Jul 2017


Most senators emerged from a lengthy security briefing on 19 Jul 17 convinced that there was a need for an extension of martial law in Mindanao but divided on President Rodrigo Duterte’s proposal to stretch

Malaysia: Chinese investments must be thoroughly scrutinised – 20 Jul 2017


A think tank has warned that Malaysia must not be too enthusiastic thinking that China’s Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) would come with automatic benefits, advising instead for proposed investments to be thoroughly scrutinised, The

Pan Asia: Asia growth outlook brightens on strong exports: ADB – 20 Jul 2017


The Asian Development Bank raised its 2017 and 2018 growth forecasts for the region, reflecting rising exports as manufacturers of smartphones to cars to other consumer goods benefited from improving global demand. Developing Asia –

Indonesia: PDI-P hopes for PAN, PKB support over presidential threshold – 19 Jul 2017


Only one day before voting on five crucial issues in the election bill, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) is hoping its coalition mates, the National Awakening Party (PKB) and the National Mandate Party