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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.

Philippines: BSP sees little inflation risk from El Nino


Inflation will not zoom past target in 2019 despite threats of a dry spell, a senior central bank official said, citing ample buffer stocks of rice to keep price hikes at bay. As of Jan.

Indonesia’s Batam eases business licensing to boost investment


The government has launched one-stop investment services in Batam to help process business permits on the island city, which has been designated as one of the country’s special economic zones. The one-stop services are located

Indonesia: Manufacturing sector to drive Indonesia’s economy: Bappenas


The government believes the manufacturing sector will be the new engine of economic growth for Indonesia and will, therefore, focus on its development in the next five years. National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) head Bambang

India: U.S. considers withdrawal of GSP concessions from India


India could lose a vital U.S. trade concession, under which it enjoys zero tariffs on USD5.6bn of exports to the United States, amid a widening dispute over its trade and investment policies, people with close

Thailand: All eyes on Prayut as he mulls heading Phalang Pracharat ticket


Halfway through the week for them to submit their PM candidate lists, most political parties have lined up to report their choices to the Electoral Commission (EC), except for the closely watched Democrat and Phalang