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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.

Indonesia: Indonesia Sees Faster FDI Growth Since Jokowi’s Re-election


Foreign direct investment in Indonesia jumped 18% y/y in 3Q19, marking a return of confidence as concerns over political uncertainty and policy discontinuity subsided following the re-election of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. The Investment Coordinating

Thailand: Chinese factory applications to rise


Investment applications from Chinese manufacturers looking to Thailand as a production base to avoid US tariffs are expected to surge by 30% in 2019 to THB71.5bn. Duangjai Asawachintachit, secretary-general of the Board of Investment (BoI),

Singapore: MAS sees ‘fits and starts’ for Singapore economy ahead with uneven growth across industries


Singapore’s economy is likely to continue facing headwinds into 2020, seeing lacklustre activity over the next 18 months, said the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on 30 Oct 19. For now, MAS expects that a

Malaysia: Only Pakatan presidential council can decide on PM, says Dr Mahathir


DR Mahathir Mohamad reiterated that only the Pakatan Harapan presidential council will determine his position as prime minister. Dr Mahathir said the suggestion by opposition members of parliament that he remains prime minister until the

Philippines: President eyes police power to implement dam project


President Duterte on 28 Oct 19 warned that he would use his “extraordinary powers” to implement the China-funded Kaliwa Dam project in Tanay, Rizal province, as a means to solve the water crisis in Metro