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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: Jurin vows long-term support for rubber farmers


Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit insisted that the income guarantee for rubber farmers would continue throughout the entire term of the government. He also promised to widen export markets to help farmers. “The scheme is the

Thailand: FDI applications rise 69% y/y


Amid rising US-Sino trade tensions, foreign direct investment (FDI) applications in Thailand rose 69% y/y in Jan-Sep 19 according to the Board of Investment. In the first nine months of 2019, FDI pledges totalled THB203.4bn,

Thailand: Industry Ministry upbeat on EEC investment


The Industry Ministry forecasts investment flows in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to begin from 2020, largely into the 12 targeted industries after the government begins to develop five megaprojects in the corridor. There is

Philippines: Infrastructure spending surges 54% in Sep 19


Public spending on infrastructure surged by 54% in Sep 19 as state agencies fast-tracked the implementation of projects as part of their spending catch-up measures, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reported on 1

Indonesia: Nasdem, PKS agree to become more critical of Jokowi administration


As political parties are getting ready to seek new presidential candidates for the 2024 general election, the Nasdem Party, a government ally, has agreed to work with the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the only party