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 Becomes China Collateral Damage With Moody’s Downgrade – 25 May 2017


Hong Kong saw its debt rating cut by Moody’s Investors Service hours after China’s downgrade, highlighting potential risks from a tightening economic integration. The former British colony has seen not only its property and stock

Philippines: Decisive martial law declaration also risks Mindanao peace: analyst – 24 May 2017


President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration showed decisiveness but, if mishandled, could also give rise to more Islamic extremists and compromise peace efforts in southern Philippines, a Mindanao-based scholar said on 24 May 17. Duterte

Malaysia: Judge disqualifies himself from Najib vs Pua shariah bill-related suit- 24 May 2017


Judicial commissioner Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh, who was a deputy home minister before being made judge, has recused himself from hearing a defamation suit filed by Najib Razak. He said this was because the

China Downgraded to A1 by Moody’s on Worsening Debt Outlook – 24 May 2017


Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on China’s debt, saying that the outlook for the country’s financial strength will worsen as debt rises and economic growth slows. Moody’s reduced the rating to A1 from Aa3

Malaysia: Survey finds Najib still has considerable public support – 24 May 2017


Despite the controversies surrounding Prime Minister Najib Razak, a survey has found that he still has considerable support from the public. The nationwide survey which was conducted by PKR-linked Invoke said that out of 17,962