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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 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

TPP ministers head to Vietnam to debate pact’s fate – 19 May 2017


Negotiators and ministers from Trans-Pacific Partnership countries are set to begin deciding the future of the trade pact without the U.S. Nobuteru Ishihara, Japan’s economic revitalization minister, spoke with reporters on 19 May 17 morning

Philippines: Palace blames inflation for decline in Filipino optimism – 17 May 2017


The decline in Filipinos’ optimism over their quality of life and the Philippine economy may be attributed to inflation, Malacañang said 17 May 17. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said survey results showing

Taiwan Seeks Stronger Asia Ties to Overcome Reliance on China – 17 May 2017


“Go west!” is the mantra Taiwanese companies lived by for the best part of three decades, turning China into their biggest trading partner. But with cross-strait relations at their worst in close to a decade,

Malaysia: Zaid: Umno-PAS alliance good for Najib, bad for nation – 16 May 2017


Umno president Najib Razak may have rebirthed one of the strongest alliances by partnering with PAS, said former law minister Zaid Ibrahim. This alliance should be of concern to the opposition as its chances of