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.

Thailand: BoT pauses rate, downgrades GDP


The Bank of Thailand (BoT) kept its benchmark rate on hold at 0.50% on 24 Jun 20 to preserve policy space amid heightened economic headwinds, but predicted a deeper GDP contraction of 8.1% for 2020.

Malaysia: Petronas in talks to settle sales tax dispute with energy rich Malaysian state


Malaysian national oil company Petronas is in talks to finalise a deal with an energy rich province to settle a dispute over the payment of sales tax, a lawyer for the company said on 23

India digs up old coordinates: China’s Galwan claim of 1960 stopped short of faceoff point


China’s claim on parts of the Galwan river valley was first made in the boundary talks of 1960 but the coordinates it gave did not include the site of the current faceoff. It, in fact,

Malaysia: After rejecting MISC post, Umno’s Noh Omar tipped as PUNB chairman


UMNO’S Tg Karang MP Noh Omar has been nominated as chairman of government-linked company Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd (PUNB), less than a week after he relinquished the MISC Bhd’s chairman’s post. An aide to the

Singapore, other stakeholders reaffirm commitment to sign RCEP at end-2020


Singapore and other stakeholders have reiterated their commitment to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) mega-trade deal in 2020, even as the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic throws the global economy into disarray. They also