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: Rift in Sabah opposition as DAP declare seats to contest – 24 Jun 2017


Parti Warisan Sabah says it hopes that all opposition parties in the state can focus on the common enemy and avoid declaring their claim to seats before negotiations on seat allocations for the next general

India: States’ fiscal deficit soars to INR4.93tr in FY16 – 24 Jun 2017


Led by the most populous Uttar Pradesh and the largest Rajasthan, the gross fiscal deficits of all the states skyrocketed to INR4,93,360 crore in FY16 from INR18,790 crore in FY1991, according to the latest RBI

Thailand: Improving economy lifts local tourism – 23 Jun 2017


The Thai tourism industry is expected to continue growing in 2Q17 and 3Q17, thanks to an improving domestic economy and an influx of tourists seeking to avoid high-risk countries. Ittirit Kinglake, president of the Tourism

Philippines: HSBC, S&P see robust Philippine GDP growth in 2 years – 22 Jun 2017


The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd and S&P Global Ratings expect a healthy economic expansion for the Philippines in the next two years despite the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East and the

Malaysia: Sarawak BN expected to retain 80% of its incumbents in GE14 – 22 Jun 2017


Sarawak Barisan Nasional is expected to retain about 80% of its incumbents, while introducing young and new faces for the next general election. Its secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said several aspiring candidates