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: Zaid: Umno-PAS alliance good for Najib, bad for nation – 16 May 2017


Umno president Najib Razak may have rebirthed one of the strongest alliances by partnering with PAS, said former law minister Zaid Ibrahim. This alliance should be of concern to the opposition as its chances of

India: Survey shows 69% optimistic about the future under Modi Sarkar – 16 May 2017


More than 60% of Indians believe that the Narendra Modi government has either met or exceeded their expectations. A greater proportion, 69%, said they feel optimistic about their future as well as that of their

Indian macroeconomic debate in dismal state: CEA – 16 May 2017


Macroeconomic debate in India is in a dismal state resulting in the lack of contrarian views to official policy, Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian said on 16 May 17. “The state of macroeconomic commentary

Taiwan’s infrastructure plan estimated to bring 0.1% GDP growth a year – 15 May 2017

Taiwan government’s eight-year TWD880bn (USD29.4bn) infrastructure plan, which is currently under legislative review, will bring 0.1% GDP growth and create 40,000 to 50,000 jobs a year after taking effect, Taiwan’s National Development Council (NDC) said

Jakarta seeking Beijing pledge on S. China Sea rules – 15 May 2017


Indonesia has asked China to make good on its promise to conclude by mid-year the ongoing negotiations on a framework for a code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea, an Indonesian foreign ministry