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: Senate united on martial law extension, split over duration – 20 Jul 2017

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Most senators emerged from a lengthy security briefing on 19 Jul 17 convinced that there was a need for an extension of martial law in Mindanao but divided on President Rodrigo Duterte’s proposal to stretch

Malaysia: Chinese investments must be thoroughly scrutinised – 20 Jul 2017

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A think tank has warned that Malaysia must not be too enthusiastic thinking that China’s Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) would come with automatic benefits, advising instead for proposed investments to be thoroughly scrutinised, The

Pan Asia: Asia growth outlook brightens on strong exports: ADB – 20 Jul 2017

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The Asian Development Bank raised its 2017 and 2018 growth forecasts for the region, reflecting rising exports as manufacturers of smartphones to cars to other consumer goods benefited from improving global demand. Developing Asia –

Indonesia: PDI-P hopes for PAN, PKB support over presidential threshold – 19 Jul 2017

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Only one day before voting on five crucial issues in the election bill, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) is hoping its coalition mates, the National Awakening Party (PKB) and the National Mandate Party

Malaysia: Don’t Dream of Felda as your vote bank, PH tells BN – 19 Jul 2017

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PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin has a curt message for those in Barisan Nasional (BN): “Don’t dream of Felda being your vote bank anymore.” Speaking to reporters at the party’s headquarters here on 19 Jul 17,