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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: Former Finance Minister warns of repercussion of planned tax cuts


The Palang Pracharath Party’s (PPRP) proposed lowering of personal income tax has raised concerns over a reduction in state revenues. The proposal was one of the election campaign pledges made by the PPRP, the core

Malaysia: Umno, PAS pact to be signed and sealed in Sep 19


UMNO and PAS will seal their pact in Sep 19 after the matter was agreed upon in the week ending on 21 Jul 19, said PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. The agreement has

India: RBI Chief Says India’s Interest-Rate Stance Now Depends on Data


India’s central bank Governor Shaktikanta Das said policy makers have effectively delivered more easing than the three interest-rate cuts in 2019 suggest, signaling a more cautious stance on future action. In one of his first

Indonesia: Ruling coalition unimpressed by Gerindra’s proposal


Political parties in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s coalition have expressed their disinterest in the Gerindra Party’s request to take charge of the food and energy sectors as a condition for joining the government. The parties

Philippines: ‘Not today’: Palace to submit proposed 2020 budget ‘maybe in two weeks’


The executive department is expected to submit its proposed PHP4.1tr national budget for 2020 to Congress within the next two weeks, Malacañang said 22 Jul 19. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the executive department could