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: Mustapa flags living costs as concern ahead of polls – 22 May 2017


The cost of living is a key concern among Malaysian voters, according to a member of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s cabinet, setting the stage for it to be a major campaign topic in polls expected

Indonesia: Government needs to focus on inflation control: Bank Indonesia – 22 May 2017


Bank Indonesia (BI) has advised the government on the importance of focusing on inflation control, following the increase of administered prices in Apr 17. Indonesia’s inflation rate stood at 4.17% y/y in Apr 17 as

Promising Start for Loan Growth in 2017 – 19 May 2017


Lending activities showed a promising start for local banks in the first four months of 2017, bolstering chances for further economic recovery for the rest of the year. Lending from commercial banks grew by 9.5%

Highway projects worth INR5tr planned in 2 years – 19 May 2017


The Narendra Modi government has set an ambitious target of awarding INR5tr worth of highway contracts, totalling about 50,000 km, in the last two years of its tenure, surpassing the cumulative road length awarded for

China Frictions May See Singapore Miss Out on Belt-Road Billions – 19 May 2017


China’s plan for a maritime “Silk Road” to Europe is helping channel funds to Southeast Asia for roads, railways and ports. But amid the deals bonanza, one country risks missing out. Despite strong historical and