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: Overnight policy rate stays at 3%, economic growth to pick up – 13 Jul 2017


Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3% as the current stance of the monetary policy is accommodative and supportive of economic activity. It

Thailand: Another Shinawatra sibling tipped to lead Pheu Thai party – 13 Jul 2017


Another member of the Shinawatra family has been tipped to become the new leader of the Pheu Thai Party, and a party candidate as the next prime minister. Ms Yingluck herself denied being the party’s

Singapore: Retail sales up 0.9% in May but pace slows – 13 Jul 2017


Retail sales rose for a third straight month in May 17, but at a much slower pace as brick-and-mortar stores here continued to be buffeted by the digital age. Total retail turnover in May 17

Philippines: BMI research sees steady 17% loan growth in 2017 – 13 Jul 2017


BMI Research said credit growth in the Philippines would remain supportive of the robust economic growth outlook over the coming years. The research arm of the Fitch Group said bank lending in the country would

Thailand: Baht a lesser influence on exports: BOT – 12 Jul 2017


The purchasing power of major trade partners and production restructuring to keep up with demand are having larger effects on exports than the baht’s movement, says a senior official at the Bank of Thailand. Vachira