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: Cut in interest rate would help push credit expansion: ADB – 27 Sep 2017


The Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Bank Indonesia cutting its reference interest rate would help push credit expansion and economic growth. “The impact certainly would not come all of a sudden, but it would

Singapore home prices have bottomed, Hong Kong “crazy”: BNP – 27 Sep 2017


Singapore home prices have reached a bottom and will rebound, while Hong Kong’s “crazy” housing market will continue to defy gravity, according to BNP Paribas. “Very significant” income growth will drive the first leg of

Malaysia: Tourism sector to remain third largest contributor to economy – 26 Sep 2017


Aggressive measures taken to boost Malaysia’s tourism and hospitality industry, which include hotels, foods, restaurants, chefs, as well as food services equipment and suppliers doing their part, will help maintain the industry as the third

India: Modi faces limited options to reverse India’s slowing growth – 26 Sep 2017


Growth in Asia’s third-largest economy has been slowing for the past five quarters, thanks largely to the chaotic roll out of the goods and services tax and a surprise ban on currency notes to pin

India: Modi gets four heads to fix the economy – 26 Aug 2017


On 25 Sep 17, Modi government took a new step to give a push to the economy. It appointed four economists in the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to be headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek