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.



Indonesia: Moody’s upgrades Indonesian banks to positive – 13 Jun 2017

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Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded its outlook on the Indonesian banking system to positive from stable as it expects banks will see improvements in their operating environment over the next 12 to 18 months. The

Thailand: May 17 tourist arrivals up 4.6% to 2.6 million – 12 Jun 2017

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International tourist arrivals in Thailand rose 4.6% y/y in May 17, with revenue up 6.9%, but a strong baht could impact the lucrative industry, the Tourism and Sports Ministry said on 12 Jun 17. The

Philippines: DBS says PH needs to guard against economic overheating – 12 Jun 2017

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The Philippines needs to watch out for signs the economy may be overheating, according to DBS Bank Ltd of Singapore. The Singaporean bank noted that despite the less-than-expected economic growth in the 1Q17, investments have

Philippines: Fitch seen marginally downgrading PH growth outlook – 12 Jun 2017

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Debt watcher Fitch Ratings said on 12 Jun 17 it might downgrade its growth outlook for the Philippines in 2017 following the weaker-than-expected expansion in 1Q17. The downgrade revision is likely “marginal” only, said Sagarika

Malaysia: No alarm bells yet on inflows into Malaysia – 12 Jun 2017

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That foreign investors are expected to pour about USD1tr into emerging markets (EMs) in 2017 has not yet set the alarm bells ringing of a potential bubble in Malaysia. Non-resident capital inflows to EMs should