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      July 18, 2016

      China announces new military drills in South China Sea

      China’s Maritime Safety Agency has announced military drills to be carried out in the South China Sea in the coming...

    2. July 15, 2016

      South China Sea: Building up trouble

      Whoever replaces Barack Obama will face many difficult choices but few are likely to be as stark as those in the Asia...

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      Catching up can be hard to do. But while many emerging market economies have hit the s...
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    1. July 13, 2016

      China struggles to win friends over South China Sea

      When foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered for a meeting with their Chinese...

    2. July 12, 2016

      A big test for Beijing over the South China Sea

      A tribunal’s ruling on Tuesday that invalidates China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea confronts Beijing...

    3. July 12, 2016

      Beijing may stiffen its resolve in the South China Sea dispute

      China is getting its retaliation in early. As a UN tribunal on the law of the sea prepares to rule on Tuesday on a case...

    4. The World

      July 11, 2016

      White House Countdown - Law & Order

      Sign up for our daily US politics newsletter here. Throughout the campaign Donald Trump has appropriated campaign...

    5. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      June a boon for (most) Asian manufacturers

      With the latest round of manufacturing PMIs out, it looks as if Asia’s manufacturers bounced back in June. Well, most...

    6. June 21, 2016

      South China Sea cruises tap patriotic tourist market

      Are you a Chinese patriot who enjoys cruises and has never engaged in subversion or “spread reactionary thoughts”? If...

    7. June 21, 2016

      Local chains take on coffee giants

      Not long after Starbucks made its first foray into Ho Chi Minh City in 2013, a local coffee chain called Phuc Long...

    8. June 20, 2016

      Swiss private banks sharpen Southeast Asia focus

      Swiss private banks are looking to capitalise on global banks’ retreat from Southeast Asia, pushing deeper into the...

    9. June 15, 2016

      Vietnam private equity finds opportunity in reform

      High valuations and a shortage of attractive investments elsewhere in Asean have driven dealflow towards Vietnam,...

    10. Fast FT

      June 15, 2016

      Pakistan: unsung winner in MSCI's EM decision

      While much has already been made of MSCI’s decision not to add China to its emerging markets index, the gatekeepers did...

    11. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      How could Brexit affect Asia?

      Would the ripples of a Leave victory be felt in the Fragrant Harbour or the Land of Smiles? In part, yes – although the...

    12. June 3, 2016

      Law firms use guile to expand in Asean

      Over the past five decades, East Asia’s growth has been aided by a range of factors — key among them reductions in...

    13. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Vietnamese manufacturers buoyed by influx of new orders

      Vietnamese factories paid little heed in May to apparently tepid growth elsewhere in the region as new orders rose at...

    14. May 31, 2016

      Japan looks to Vietnam as China labour costs soar

      Japan’s biggest shipping company is investing in a $1.2bn container port expansion in Vietnam in the latest bet on a...

    15. May 31, 2016

      Ex-US senator’s role in Vietnam university opens wartime wounds

      The launch of a new US-backed university during President Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam last week was meant to...

    16. May 29, 2016

      Thirsty work for THP’s Tran Qui Thanh

      When Tran Qui Thanh launched his first business in 1977, he ac­cept­ed only gold in ex­change for the yeast he...

    17. May 26, 2016

      China warns G7 not to ‘escalate tensions’ in Asia

      China’s foreign minister fired a pre-emptive shot at G7 leaders gathering in Japan on Thursday, warning them not to...

    18. May 25, 2016

      US Pacific hawk urges keeping a sharp eye on China

      Even before he took over as head of US Pacific Command last May, Admiral Harry Harris had distinguished himself as one...

    19. May 25, 2016

      Obama’s pivot to Asia remains unfinished

      Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia” was always well founded. The world’s gravity is shifting eastward and it makes sense for...

    20. May 25, 2016

      G7 leaders should address security risks in East Asia

      When Europe’s heads of government attend the G7 summit in Japan on Thursday, their minds are likely to be focused on...

    21. May 23, 2016

      Obama lifts 50-year arms sales embargo on Vietnam

      The US has ended a 50-year arms embargo on Communist Vietnam in the latest push to strengthen opposition to Chinese...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      May 23, 2016

      Obama visits the Presidential Palace in Hanoi

      US President Barack Obama (C-L) and Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang (C-R) review an honor guard at the Presidential...

    23. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Obama watches on as VietJet agrees $11.3bn Boeing deal

      Barack Obama was on hand on Monday to witness Vietnam’s biggest ever commercial aviation deal as VietJet, the country’s...

    24. May 22, 2016

      Washington’s warming relations with Vietnam

      Barack Obama is the third US president to visit Vietnam since the withdrawal of US troops in 1973. His trip this week...

    25. May 20, 2016

      US in talks to place military equipment in Vietnam for first time since war’s end

      The US is in talks with Vietnam to position military equipment in the South-east Asian country for the first time since...

    26. May 20, 2016

      Vietnam’s new leaders grapple with debt

      The recent change of leadership in Vietnam suggests an emphasis on political and economic stability that is...

    27. May 19, 2016

      Chinese fighter jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea

      Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” interception of a US military aircraft that was flying over the South...

    28. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Trans-Pacific pact would barely nudge US growth - ITC

      An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal being touted by US President Barack Obama would add just 0.15 per cent to US...

    29. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Indonesia motorbike sales hit the brakes in April

      Sales in one of the world’s largest markets for motorbikes stalled again in April after revving up the month before....

    30. FT Photo Diary

      May 10, 2016

      A traditional sweep

      A woman wearing a traditional hat, known as a non la, sweeps an entrance of a museum in Hoi An, Vietnam today. The non...

    31. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Saudi Aramco chief vows to meet world oil demand

      Saudi Arabia will continue to meet global oil demand and press ahead with global expansion plans in spite of a...

    32. May 10, 2016

      US warship sails near Chinese-claimed reef in South China Sea

      An American warship on Tuesday morning sailed close to Fiery Cross Reef, a contested feature in the South China Sea, in...

    33. May 6, 2016

      Daniel Berrigan, churchman and campaigner, 1921-2016

      Daniel Berrigan became one of the indelible faces of the movement against war in Vietnam that galvanised America half a...

    34. May 2, 2016

      China builds ties as well as airstrips in South China Sea

      What do the governments of Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Russia have in common, apart from their lack of...

    35. April 29, 2016

      Casino agrees €1bn sale of Vietnamese assets

      Casino Guichard-Perrachon, the French supermarket operator, has agreed to sell its Vietnamese business to Thailand’s...

    36. April 24, 2016

      Africa’s anti-malaria net makers face tough market

      Logic would suggest that A to Z Textile Mills is a company in the right place at the right time. This family-owned...

    37. April 24, 2016

      Big Pharma hunts for malaria drugs to fight mosquito resistance

      China’s first Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was 419 years in the making. Tu Youyou, an 85 year-old chemist,...

    38. April 21, 2016

      Asean demand for travel takes off

      The new Filipino and Vietnamese middle class are flying in ever-greater numbers within Southeast Asia as they...

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