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.

Malaysia: Voters’ gripes about rising prices a key Malaysia election issue – 5 Jun 2017


With the general election due in 15 months and complaints over rising costs getting louder, the enforcement by the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition is timely. Worryingly for BN, which has ruled South-east Asia’s third

China: The Cat-and-Mouse Game in China’s Fights Against Debt Addiction – 5 Jun 2017


While top policymakers step up efforts to deleverage the economy and deflate asset bubbles, capital-thirsty local governments are embarking more on off-budget borrowing to continue their debt-fueled binge, undermining China’s years-long battle to contain the

World Bank Still Sees Global Growth Picking Up Amid Policy Risks – 5 Jun 2017


The World Bank kept its outlook for the global economy unchanged, forecasting a modest pickup in growth despite uncertainty about monetary policy and the risk of a surge in protectionism. The development lender projects the

Malaysia: Govt appeals ‘acquittal’ of 1MDB critics – 1 Jun 2017


The government has filed an appeal against the decision of the Sessions Court in giving an outright acquittal to former Umno leader Khairuddin Abu Hassan and lawyer Matthias Chang for allegedly sabotaging the nation’s banking

Hong Kong crowned world’s most competitive economy, beating Singapore – 1 Jun 2017


Hong Kong has been crowned the world’s most competitive economy for the second year running, ahead of Switzerland and Singapore, in an annual report from the International Institute for Management Development. The Swiss business school