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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.

Bank loans up 6.3% in Mar 17 – 29 Apr 2017


Singapore bank loans rose 6.3% in Mar 17 from a year earlier, on the back of stronger lending to businesses, especially firms in the business service, general commerce and logistics sectors, central bank data showed

Philippines can afford ‘economic war’ with China: FVR – 25 Apr 2017


Former President Fidel V. Ramos believes the Philippines can go on an “economic war” with China but only on a tiny scale after Beijing’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea. “If we are talking

Taiwan: Majority dissatisfied with government – 25 Apr 2017


Nearly 60% of the public are dissatisfied with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration, and President Tsai Ing-wen’s approval rating has fallen to the second-lowest point in her presidency, a monthly survey released 24 Apr

S.Korea warns of ‘strong measures different from past’ in case of N.K. provocation – 25 Apr 2017


South Korea’s Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn warned North Korea on 25 Apr 17 that it would face “strong measures” different from the past should it press ahead with another provocation. Hwang made

Hong Kong’s Legco president rejects vast majority of pan-democrats’ budget amendments – 24 Apr 2017


The president of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on 24 Apr 17 dismissed three-quarters of amendments to the government budget, in an apparent bid to cut short the pan-democrats’ planned filibuster. Of 742 tabled amendments, Andrew