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.

Thailand: Partial lockdown on the table


The government is discussing the possibility of imposing a partial lockdown in Bangkok and surrounding provinces, Chiang Mai, Prachuap Khiri Khan as well as Chon Buri while heightening Covid-19 control measures in outbreak red-zone areas,

The Philippines: Remittances rises at fastest pace in 5 months in Feb 21


Money sent home by Filipinos abroad grew by their fastest pace in 5 months in Feb 21, putting the YTD tally in positive territory and potentially ushering in a growth period that rides on the

The Philippines: Banks’ bad loans hit 11-year high


The asset quality of Philippine banks further deteriorated for the second straight month in Feb 21 as the industry’s gross non-performing loan (NPL) ratio rose to 4.08%, the highest in more than 11 years due

Indonesia Embraces Higher Borrowing Costs to Sell More Bonds


Indonesia offered higher yields to sell the most bonds in two months, testing appetite for emerging-market assets as the government continues to build up a buffer for stimulus spending. The finance ministry sold IDR21.68tr of

Thailand rushes to complete studies on CPTPP pact


The Finance Ministry is speeding up its study on the pros and cons of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as well as working on protective measures to cushion against the impact