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.

Philippines: Bangsamoro law, Federalism at top of House agenda – 24 Jul 2017


As the second regular session of the 17th Congress opened, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez pitched for the passage of the law that would create an autonomous area at the heart of Mindanao aimed at ending violence

Taiwan’s export orders expected to hit high in 2017: MOEA – 22 Jul 2017

Riding the waves of solid global demand at a time when the world’s economy is on the path to recovery, Taiwan’s export orders for 2017 are expected to hit a new high, according to the

Indonesia: Election bill passed, presidential threshold intact – 21 Jul 2017


The House of Representatives approved late on 20 Jul 17 a long overdue election bill, which now only awaits the President’s signature to become law. The passed bill maintains a minimum requirement for political parties

Malaysia: Will China investments improve Malaysia’s economy? – 21 Jul 2017


China is investing heavily in Malaysia, and the government continues to woo Chinese firms. According to Citi Research these large investments have significant implications for the growth of the economy and the ringgit. There is

Pan-Asia: China rejects Singapore model for state-owned enterprise reform – 20 Jul 2017


Chinese policymakers have largely rejected plans to depoliticise state-owned enterprises by governing them through financial holding companies that aim solely to maximise returns. A forthcoming plan to reform China’s SOEs is the latest sign that