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.

Highway projects worth INR5tr planned in 2 years – 19 May 2017


The Narendra Modi government has set an ambitious target of awarding INR5tr worth of highway contracts, totalling about 50,000 km, in the last two years of its tenure, surpassing the cumulative road length awarded for

China Frictions May See Singapore Miss Out on Belt-Road Billions – 19 May 2017


China’s plan for a maritime “Silk Road” to Europe is helping channel funds to Southeast Asia for roads, railways and ports. But amid the deals bonanza, one country risks missing out. Despite strong historical and

TPP ministers head to Vietnam to debate pact’s fate – 19 May 2017


Negotiators and ministers from Trans-Pacific Partnership countries are set to begin deciding the future of the trade pact without the U.S. Nobuteru Ishihara, Japan’s economic revitalization minister, spoke with reporters on 19 May 17 morning

Philippines: Palace blames inflation for decline in Filipino optimism – 17 May 2017


The decline in Filipinos’ optimism over their quality of life and the Philippine economy may be attributed to inflation, Malacañang said 17 May 17. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said survey results showing

Taiwan Seeks Stronger Asia Ties to Overcome Reliance on China – 17 May 2017


“Go west!” is the mantra Taiwanese companies lived by for the best part of three decades, turning China into their biggest trading partner. But with cross-strait relations at their worst in close to a decade,