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.

Indonesia: Jokowi may reshuffle Cabinet: Researcher – 23 Apr 2017


President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo following the Jakarta gubernatorial election discussed the possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle as a consolidation test for his administration, a researcher said on 23 Apr 17. During the Economic Congregation Congress

Indonesia: After Big Win in Jakarta, Gerindra Targets 2019 Presidential Election – 21 Apr 2017


The Great Indonesia Movement Party, or Gerindra, the main backer of Anies Baswedan’s run for governorship in Jakarta, is optimistic about its chances of winning the 2019 presidential election after quick count results pointed to

India: Normal rains to prop rural India; RBI rate cut on cards: BofAML – 19 Apr 2017


A normal monsoon in 2017 should continue to revive rural demand and allow the RBI to cut rates by 25 bps in Aug 17, says a Bank of America Merrill Lynch report. According to the

Philippines: Duterte seeks ‘strategic shift’ from US to China: envoy


The Philippines is tilting away from its traditional ally the United States towards China in a bid to “normalise” relations following a longstanding territorial dispute, the country’s incoming ambassador to Beijing said on 2 Jan

China navy confirms carrier conducted drills in South China Sea – 3 Jan 2017

China’s sole aircraft carrier conducted drills in the South China Sea, the navy said, days after neighbouring Taiwan said the carrier and accompanying ships had passed 90 nautical miles south of the island amid renewed