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.

Indonesia: I won’t let “anyone” weaken KPK: Jokowi – 11 Sep 2017


President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has reiterated his commitment to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), stressing that the anti-graft body, in its capacity as an institution mandated to combat corruption, must be instead strengthened. The president

Philippines: Inflation targets still ‘doable’: BSP – 10 Sep 2017


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the latest inflation forecasts set by the Monetary Board are still ‘doable’ even as the consumer price index in Aug 17 quickened to its fastest pace in three

India: Modi justifies demonetisation amid criticism – 6 Sep 2017


Prime Minister Narendra Modi justified demonetisation which has come in for criticism, asserting that his government was not afraid of taking “big” and “tough” decisions in the interest of the country. Addressing the Indian diaspora

Malaysia: We are having a little problem with PKR: Dr M – 6 Sep 2017


Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad admits that the Opposition is having some problems with PKR due to its uncertain stance regarding cooperation with PAS in the coming polls. “We are having a little

Singapore faces grim labour future as population ages rapidly: Oxford Economics study – 6 Sep 2017


The city state will face a double whammy: a shrinking workforce and slower progress than Asian neighbours in getting more people into the labour market According to a new study by Oxford Economics, Singapore’s labour