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.



Malaysia: MACC want clarification from French embassy over Razak’s ‘charge’ – 3 Aug 2017

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Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad says the agency will be meeting with officials at the French embassy to clarify the charge against Abdul Razak Baginda in France as reported earlier this week.

China: Distractions over, Beijing revives its global currency ambitions – 3 Aug 2017

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Beijing is using Hong Kong as a beachhead to once again try to expand global use of the yuan, which appears to be holding its value and returning to market favour. The big moves in

Hong Kong: Dollar peg slips to weakest in 19 months – 2 Aug 2017

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The Hong Kong dollar has fallen to HKD7.8171 against the greenback, its weakest level since the China-inspired turmoil of Jan 16 as abundant liquidity continues to create a widening interest rate gap with the US.

Thailand: Business upbeat in face of inundation – 2 Aug 2017

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Top business groups are maintaining their economic growth forecast of 3.5-4% in 2017, assuming that flash floods ravaging some northeastern provinces will result in limited economic damage, says the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry

Malaysia: Shafie might be key to breaking UMNO’s stranglehold on Sabah – 2 Aug 2017

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If anyone can break Prime Minister Najib Razak’s stranglehold on Sabah, the Borneo state that holds the key to power in Malaysia, it would be Shafie Apdal. Shafie’s roots in Sabah run deep. He is