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: FPO asks BoT to drop interest rate – 25 Sep 2017


The Finance Ministry has urged the Bank of Thailand to slash the policy rate by 50 basis points to help stimulate the economy and curb speculative inflows. Fiscal Policy Office deputy director-general Warotai Kosolpistkul said

India: All eyes on PM Modi’s stimulus package – 25 Sep 2017


When Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the two-day Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive meeting that began on 24 Sep 17, economy is going to be on top of his mind. India’s GDP grew 5.7%

Malaysia: Najib’s hold on finances ‘helping him stay in power’ – 25 Sep 2017


According to a new book titled Minister Of Finance Incorporated by Universiti Malaya’s Professor Edmund Terence Gomez, Datuk Seri Najib Razak not only has legitimate far-reaching powers enshrined in the management structures of these corporations,

South Korea: Household’s debt burden hits new high in 1Q17: BIS – 24 Sep 2017


South Korean households’ debt service burden reached an all-time high in 1Q17 with the pace of its growth ranking first worldwide, an international report said 24 Sep 17. According to the report by the Bank

Philippines: House panel restores budget of CHR, 2 other agencies – 21 Sep 2017


The House panel on appropriations on 20 Sep 17 said it had been given “the green light” to restore the budget of the Commission on Human Rights and two other government agencies given an appropriation