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.

Philippines: Senators to pursue VFA case before SC


Senators are pushing through with their bipartisan plan to question before the Supreme Court (SC) President Duterte’s decision to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States without the concurrence

Thailand: FFP renews reform push after shootings


The Future Forward Party (FFP) is drumming up public support for its renewed call to push for military reforms in the wake of the mass shooting in Nakhon Ratchasima on 8 Feb 20, which was

Thailand: State readies fresh stimulus


The government vows to continue introducing additional measures to improve the economy in 1Q20 and 2Q20. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said fresh measures include a higher budget for Village Funds, soft loans for water

Thailand: Tax incentives to boost investment in SEZs and EEC


The cabinet on 11 Feb 20 approved additional tax measures for private investment in 10 special economic zones (SEZs) and flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). One of the two measures is a reinstated corporate income

Indonesia: Tourism, ‘green fuel’ top Jokowi development agenda


From smelters and tourist hotspots to “green fuel” and high-speed railways, the government has set its sights on completing 41 priority projects estimated to cost a combined USD540bn between 2020 and 2024, an official document