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.

India: Package soon to boost economy but no cuts in fuel rates: Jaitley – 21 Sep 2017


Finance minister Arun Jaitley said steps to lift the slowing economy will be taken after these are endorsed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He declined to provide details, saying the measures would be unveiled only

Indonesia: KPK rejects House invitation to attend hearing – 20 Sep 2017


The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has rejected an invitation from the House of Representatives inquiry team to attend a hearing against the anti-graft body. KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said on 20 Sep 17 that the

Modi finding fix for India’s economic worries; remedial measures soon – 20 Sep 2017


A broad framework to boost the economy was discussed in a meeting of ministers and officials chaired by finance minister Arun Jaitley on 19 Sep 17 as the government grappled with a slump in growth.

China launches campaign to protect foreign intellectual property rights as US probes alleged thefts – 20 Sep 2017


China has launched a four-month campaign to protect the intellectual property rights of foreign businesses, a move that may alleviate a major concern among foreign investors on the mainland and appease Washington ahead of US

Assessment of reserves adequacy should be made with broader review of economy: BNM – 20 Sep 2017


The assessment of Malaysia’s international reserves adequacy should be undertaken with a broader review of Malaysia’s economic and financial developments, said Bank Negara Malaysia. BNM emphasised this in a statement on 20 Sep 17 in