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: Ministers: Oil royalty discussions with Sabah, Sarawak still ongoing


Discussions on the percentage of oil royalties for Sabah and Sarawak are still ongoing between the federal and state governments. “Discussions on the issue of oil royalties were held in a separate forum involving the

Indonesia: Businesses Demand Assurance From Gov’t on Capital Move


The Indonesian Employers Association, or Apindo, has welcomed the government’s plan to move the Indonesian capital to East Kalimantan while retaining Jakarta as the country’s commercial and financial center, but they demand a formal assurance

Thailand: Hearings on EU FTA set for Oct 19 and Nov 19


The Trade Negotiations Department is scheduled to hold public hearings nationwide to hear from all stakeholders throughout Oct 19 and Nov 19, aiming to revive long-delayed trade talks between Thailand and the EU. Auramon Supthaweethum,

Philippines: Duterte satisfaction rating slips slightly but still ‘very good’


President Rodrigo Duterte’s net satisfaction rating has gone down by three points in the 3Q19, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) Survey released on 9 Oct 19. The survey conducted from 27 Sep 19

Thailand looks to rein in baht as it hits 6-year high


The Bank of Thailand is considering imposing additional measures to rein in the currency amid further gains in the baht to a six-year high and worries about economic growth. The economy could be more sensitive