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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.

Thailand: Phalang Pracharat cleared of all election irregularities


The Election Commission (EC) has cleared the pro-junta bloc of five allegations that could have disbarred them from politics, including the controversial fundraising banquet that raised THB 650mn for Phalang Pracharat in 2018. The concern

Thailand: EEC perk extension to go before new government


The new government will be asked to extend the Board of Investment’s promotional investment packages for the flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme for another year till end of 2020. Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of the

Philippines: Economic growth likely recovered to 6% in 2Q19


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the economy likely grew by about 6% in 2Q19 after easing to a four-year low of 5.6% in 1Q19. BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo told reporters on the

India: Big push likely for PSU asset monetisation in Budget


Governments asset monetisation programme involving development and sale of surplus land parcel and other non-core assets of public sector enterprises (PSEs) is expected to be big focus of Budget FY20 that is constrained to look

Thailand: Court to probe 32 government MPs’ shares


On 26 Jun 19, the Constitutional Court accepted petitions against 32 of the 41 government MPs who are accused by the opposition of breaching the charter’s rule on shareholdings in media firms, but did not