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.

China’s USD17tr Debt Mountain Isn’t as Scary as It Looks – 6 Jun 2017


Looking beyond the negative headlines of China’s massive debt pile, one encouraging fact stands out: China’s biggest companies are healthier than they’ve been in years. Thanks to a combination of economic stimulus and state-owned enterprise

Malaysia is best retail market worldwide after China, India – 5 Jun 2017


A global management consulting company has placed Malaysia in third position for retail investment worldwide for the second successive year. AT Kearney partner and head of South-East Asia, Soon Ghee Chua, said the firm’s 2017

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