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.

India’s Russian imports soar 400% as U.S. offers little resistance


Russia was India’s No. 4 “merchandise import source nation” from Apr 22 to Jan 23, after China, the United Arab Emirates and the U.S. The total value of Russian imports came to USD37.31bn, up from

South Korea defence paper calls North ‘enemy’


South Korea released its latest defence white paper on 16 Feb, describing North Korea as its “enemy” for the first time in six years and reporting an increase in Pyongyang’s stockpile of weapons-grade plutonium. The

India to bolster Indo Tibetan Border Police


India will raise seven new battalions of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in the next few years, a minister said on 15 Feb, amid tensions with neighbour China that led to deadly border clashes

Korea logs smallest job gain in 2 years


Korea saw the smallest increase in the number of additional jobs in nearly two years in Jan 23. The pace of increase has slowed for eight months in a row since May 22, indicating a

Singapore Sees Another Year of Budget Gap as Inflation Bites


Singapore is planning yet another year of a slim budget deficit, emphasizing how it will fund protection for the most vulnerable households and businesses against persistent inflation. The city-state aims to narrow the shortfall to