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.



Japan to push for ‘TPP 11’ by year-end – 14 May 2017

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Japan on 21 May 17 will call on the 10 other remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to come to a general agreement by the end of 2017 on implementing an accord without the U.S.

Indonesia: Promotion of judges that sentenced Ahok ‘questionable’: Judicial Commission – 12 May 2017

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The Judicial Commission (KY) has said all parties should question the Supreme Court’s (MA) decision to promote three of the five judges that handled the blasphemy case against Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama at

Japan: IMF’s Furusawa says premature for BOJ to withdraw stimulus – 7 May 2017

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Japan’s economy still needs support from ultra-loose monetary policy despite budding signs of recovery, a senior IMF official said, stressing that it was premature for the central bank to consider withdrawing stimulus any time soon.

Korean economy on modest recovery track – 7 May 2017

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The South Korean economy has been showing some modest signs of recovery thanks to brisk exports and investment but the momentum remains weak due to flaccid private consumption, a state-run think tank said 7 May

Philippines: SWS: Duterte maintains ‘excellent’ trust rating in 1Q17 – 7 May 2017

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President Rodrigo Duterte has maintained his “excellent” trust rating from Filipinos for four consecutive quarters, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. Some 80% of Filipinos gave Duterte a rating of “much trust,” while