ANN Desk (Asia)

The members of the ANN News Desk is located in several Asian countries. Stories under this lable are written by the ANN Team.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) -  The World Economic Forum has released the latest version of its Global Competitiveness Index which saw differing fortunes for longstanding Asian giants.

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - South Korea leads the region in entrepreneurship, ahead of Singapore, Japan and China

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The timing could not be worse. While majority of people in Indonesia barely recovered from the horror that came from witnessing another massive earthquake and rescue workers still dug up the rubble to find any possible survivors, people were sidetracked by a spectacle of shame that would live in infamy.

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - China attracts the highest number of tourists in the region with a record number of inflow of 59.27 million people in the year 2016.  

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - As every banker and policy maker converge into Bali this weekend for the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings, everyone is asking how should we all respond to the daily changes that the world seems to be going through at all levels?  

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN Desk) - The new Digital Security Law will affect not just journalists and activists, but all 9.05 crore active users of the Internet in Bangladesh. 

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - Asia News Network, an alliance of 24 leading media in 20 Asian countries, stands by the three journalists – not because the Yangon Regional Government has no right to agitate for redress if it feels wronged by a news report  – but because of the vehement use of the harshest part of the Penal Code that is only suited for the most heinous crimes.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Myanmar police on Wednesday arrested three senior journalists of Eleven Media Groups in connection with a story that criticised the controversial business ventures of Yangon Regional Government.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ ANN) - With President Duterte in power, the Marcos family is ascendant in Philippine national politics again. 

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Internet usage has grown all over Asia with China, India and Indonesia leading the way, according to recent data released by the Internet World Stats.