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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.

Novanto case puts Golkar support for Jokowi at stake


Golkar’s support for President Joko Widodo is likely at stake as the party is reportedly preparing a congress over mounting pressure from members calling for an election to replace chairman Setya Novanto, who has been

India: 12% and 18% GST slabs may be merged; 28% slab to remain for demerit goods: Arvind Subramanian


The government may combine the 12% and 18% slabs for goods and services tax (GST) into one in the near future and reserve the 28% rate only for demerit goods, said chief economic adviser Arvind

The Philippine: IMF sees credit growth at 19% in 2017


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees credit growth accelerating in 2017, flagging possible risk of overheating if monetary authorities fail to put this in check. IMF Philippine resident representative Yongzheng Yang said bank lending is

Malaysia: More Johor Malays have hardline Islamic thinking: ISEAS


A survey commissioned by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute on the role of Islam and its governance in Johor has shown Malays in the state are becoming more religiously conservative, the Straits Times (ST) reported on

India: FY18 budget deficit to increase but it will improve subsequently: Moody’s


Moody’s Investors Services said that steps taken by the government to broaden the tax base and improve spending efficiency would help in narrowing the budget deficit going forward. The US-based rating agency said that lower