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.



Hong Kong’s Legco president rejects vast majority of pan-democrats’ budget amendments – 24 Apr 2017

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The president of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on 24 Apr 17 dismissed three-quarters of amendments to the government budget, in an apparent bid to cut short the pan-democrats’ planned filibuster. Of 742 tabled amendments, Andrew

Malaysia: Abu Dhabi-1MDB deal to help clear Najib’s path for vote – 24 Apr 2017

Barely two years after he was engulfed in a scandal over a state fund, Prime Minister Najib Razak is set to clear another hurdle to putting the furore behind him and calling an early election.

S. Korea’s consumer confidence still ranking near bottom among OECD members – 24 Apr 2017

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South Korea’s consumer confidence index has improved in 1Q17 but still ranks near the bottom among developed markets, the latest report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said 24 Apr 17. South

Indonesia: Jokowi may reshuffle Cabinet: Researcher – 23 Apr 2017

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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo following the Jakarta gubernatorial election discussed the possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle as a consolidation test for his administration, a researcher said on 23 Apr 17. During the Economic Congregation Congress

Indonesia: After Big Win in Jakarta, Gerindra Targets 2019 Presidential Election – 21 Apr 2017

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The Great Indonesia Movement Party, or Gerindra, the main backer of Anies Baswedan’s run for governorship in Jakarta, is optimistic about its chances of winning the 2019 presidential election after quick count results pointed to