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.

Phl consumer confidence reached all-time high in 2Q17 – 9 Jun 2017


Consumer confidence hit an all-time high of 13.1% in 2Q17 partly on many Filipinos’ perception of a better peace and order situation in the country, results of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) latest consumer

Stressed balance sheets case cloud over India rebound – 9 Jun 2017


Bureaucracy is only one of the more visible parts of a problem that is vastly more systemic since Asia’s third-largest economy started to falter, burdened by USD150bn in bad loans, excess and idle capacity and

BOJ’s Kuroda: Still far to go to reach 2% inflation target – 9 Jun 2017


The Bank of Japan has far to go to reach its 2% inflation target, but its ultra-loose monetary policy has helped stabilise public inflation expectations, BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on 8 Jun 17. Japanese

Indonesia: Divisive Jakarta election had no impact on Jokowi’s approval ratings – 9 Jun 2017


The divisive political campaign before Jakarta’s gubernatorial election in Apr 17 had little impact on public support for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, a nation-wide survey conducted by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting, or SMRC, has

Philippines: Tax reform to improve Phl fiscal stability: Fitch – 8 Jun 2017


International credit rating agency Fitch Ratings said the passage of the first package of the tax reform program shows the commitment of the Duterte administration to improve the country’s fiscal stability and support its ambitious