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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.

China’s Renewed Drive to Tame Its Debt Pile Starts to Bite – 5 May 2017


Signs are emerging that the Chinese government’s renewed drive to curb financial leverage is starting to bite. The number of wealth-management products issued by Chinese banks slumped 39% in Apr 17 from the previous month,

1MDB-linked Bandar Malaysia property deal falls through – 4 May 2017


Bandar Malaysia, the country’s biggest real estate project, is looking for a new master developer after the government made a surprise announcement on 3 May to cancel a deal with a Malaysia-China consortium, saying the

Jokowi gives nod to final batch of marquee projects – 4 May 2017


Entering the second half of his leadership tenure, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has approved various development projects that will become final additions to the current administration’s list of national strategic projects. Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin

Key Adviser Tapped to Oversee Economic Reform Body – 3 May 2017


Liu He, one of the central government’s key economic advisers, has recently been assigned a new title to lead the reform of China’s economic system. Liu – currently the office director of the Communist Party’s

Singapore’s artificial intelligence capabilities to get SGD150mn boost – 3 May 2017


The National Research Foundation (NRF) will be investing up to SGD150mn into a new national programme aimed at boosting Singapore’s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities over the next five years. Called AI.SG, the initiative will see