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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.

Talks kick off on ‘TPP 11’ pact minus US – 3 May 2017


Remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership launched their first full-fledged negotiations on 2 May afternoon on a so-called TPP 11 trade pact without American participation as new senior partner Japan hoped for an agreement in

‘Silk Road’ deals behind soft ASEAN stance on China? – 1 May 2017


The Philippines could be hoping for good deals in China’s “New Silk Road” summit, a former Philippine envoy said 1 May. Former Ambassador Apolinario Lozada Jr. said this could be the reason behind Manila leading

China Scores Tacit Victory at Southeast Asian Leaders’ Meeting – 30 Apr 2017


China won approval from Southeast Asian leaders on 29 Apr at a meeting where U.S. allies in Asia have previously criticized Beijing over its actions in disputed maritime territory. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations,

Apisak frets over low FDI – 29 Apr 2017


Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong has asked the Board of Investment (BoI) to explain the lack of growth in new applications in 1Q17 despite the strong incentives on offer. Mr Apisak spoke after chairing a discussion

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