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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.

Malaysia: Embattled Azmin unveils shared prosperity model


The Economic Affairs Ministry is seeking feedback from all stakeholders to ensure the success of Pakatan Harapan’s new economic model of “shared prosperity” for all. Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is currently facing

Malaysia: Putrajaya aware of economic challenges, taking action, says deputy minister


The government is aware of the challenges and weakness in the Malaysian economy, and is taking measures to cushion the effects of a slowing global economy, said Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.

Thailand: Cabinet ‘image crisis’


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is already feeling the heat over his proposed cabinet line-up with questions being asked about the public image of some of the candidates. The formal cabinet line-up is still not settled,

India: Centre rules out bringing oil products under GST for now


The Centre has virtually ruled out including petroleum products within the ambit of GST immediately, turning down repeated demands from the aviation sector and oil companies. Even the petroleum ministry had taken up cudgels for

Philippines: Duterte may not endorse PDP-Laban contender for speaker


President Duterte may choose not to endorse a contender of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) for the race for House speaker, a Cabinet official said on 16 Jun 19. Secretary to the