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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.

Malaysia: Anwar’s visit to Sabah isn’t aimed at getting new members, says PKR


The visit by PKR president Anwar Ibrahim to Kota Belud, Sabah, on 17 Sep 19 is at the invitation of the Bajau community in the state, said PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. He dismissed speculations

India: Finance Ministry sets up task force to identify infra projects for INR100tr investment


The government has set up a task force to draw up a list of infrastructure projects that can be set rolling in 2019-20 as it looks at steps to tide over the economic slowdown. The

Philippines: Dominguez wants biennial audit of tax perks to weed out undeserving firms


Tax incentives given to companies must be reviewed every two years as the Philippines has been too generous in giving away tax incentives to a select group of companies, according to the head of the

India readies list of products for sops as crucial RCEP meet nears


Policymakers will soon take a call on India’s position in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement, negotiations for which have entered the final stage. New Delhi has begun drawing up a list of

Thailand to unveil ‘relocation package’ to woo firms hurt by trade war


Thailand is planning a “relocation package” of incentives to attract foreign companies looking to move production from China, officials said, seeking to compete with Vietnam to woo manufacturers looking to steer clear of the Sino-US