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    1. February 19, 2015

      Concerns persist over Asean economic bloc

      When Google recently tried to move some engineers urgently from Malaysia to Thailand, the search engine titan hit a...

    2. January 7, 2015

      Philippines locks in record-low borrowing costs

      The Philippines has become the first sovereign issuer to tap the US dollar debt markets this year, locking in record-low...

    1. December 23, 2014

      China’s lenders are best placed to fix region’s infrastructure

      When, in years gone by, the head of China Development Bank, Chen Yuan, went abroad, his hosts literally rolled out the red...

    2. December 9, 2014

      A futile boycott of China’s bank will not push Xi out of his back yard

      Xi Jinping has a dream — an “Asia-Pacific dream” that offers an alternative to the pull of US President Barack Obama’s...

    3. beyondbrics

      December 8, 2014

      Cross-border power: problem or solution for south Asia?

      A problem in a single electricity transmission line running between India and Bangladesh caused a nationwide blackout in...

    4. November 9, 2014

      Obama and Xi seek to bridge strategic divide

      Barack Obama and Xi Jinping will meet in Beijing at the Apec leaders’ gathering, at a time when their careers are on very...

    5. October 24, 2014

      Concerns remain over Chinese rival to Asian Development Bank

      The Asian Development Bank’s chief economist said on Friday that a Chinese rival that was opposed by the US could help meet...

    6. October 23, 2014

      Oil Search buoyed by PNG gas project

      Oil Search has earmarked up to half its future net profits for dividend payments, as it reported record...

    7. October 7, 2014

      Hong Kong unrest puts focus on fading growth

      The sight of street protests, tear gas and barricades in the business district are usually not conducive to a stock market...

    8. September 25, 2014

      Asia ready for Fed tightening, says ADB

      Asian policy makers are now much better prepared to manage the onset of higher US interest rates, making a repeat of last...

    9. September 23, 2014

      IFC launches India’s first Maharaja bond

      The International Finance Corporation on Tuesday sold the debut tranche of its $2.5bn “Maharaja” rupee bond programme, the...

    10. September 19, 2014

      KBC winds up diamond finance arm after China deal collapses

      Belgian bank KBC will wind up its diamond financing arm after a deal to sell the division to a Chinese buyer fell through....

    11. beyondbrics

      September 8, 2014

      Xi's cancelled trip is credit negative for Pakistan, says Moody's

      In another unhappy turn for Pakistan, China’s president Xi Jinping postponed a state visit to the country on Saturday after...

    12. August 27, 2014

      Poverty eradicated at a statistical stroke

      If you had to live on $1.25 a day, would you feel poor? How about $1.50? The difference may hardly seem worth bothering...

    13. August 20, 2014

      Asians poorer than official data suggest, says ADB

      The Asian Development Bank has joined calls for a rethink of the way poverty is measured, saying the number of poor in Asia...

    14. August 19, 2014

      Climate change to slash south Asian GDP, development bank warns

      South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the...

    15. August 10, 2014

      Tunisia and Pakistan join the sukuk rush

      Countries including Pakistan, Tunisia and South Africa are drawing up plans to issue government bonds that comply with...

    16. beyondbrics

      July 23, 2014

      Guest post: Myanmar must choose between resource curse and export-led development

      By Stuart Larkin of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Following his “flipping the switch” on political reform, Thein...

    17. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2014

      Guest post: does the world really need a Brics bank?

      By Ousmène Jacques Mandeng, Pramerica Investment Management Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are...

    18. July 2, 2014

      Shanghai leads race for Brics bank HQ

      Shanghai is leading a race to host the headquarters of a new “Brics” development bank that will challenge for the first time...

    19. The World

      June 29, 2014

      Xi harks back to China's 1950s foreign policy

      By Lucy Hornby It was a vintage 1950s moment as foreign diplomats based in Beijing streamed into the Great Hall of the...

    20. June 24, 2014

      China expands plans for World Bank rival

      China is expanding plans to establish a global financial institution to rival the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank,...

    21. May 29, 2014

      Japanese head of ADB welcomes rival Chinese fund

      The president of the Japan-dominated Asian Development Bank has cautiously welcomed a proposal by China to set up a rival...

    22. beyondbrics

      May 12, 2014

      Guest post: the secrets of Pakistan's economic upsurge

      By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential It’s rare to hear of Pakistan as Asia’s best performing stock market. But over the last...

    23. beyondbrics

      April 29, 2014

      Guest post: disaster risk financing needed to help safeguard Asia-Pacific from future hazards

      By Bindu N Lohani of the Asian Development Bank Coconut farmers in the Philippines, factory workers in Thailand and the...

    24. April 18, 2014

      Maintain the vigil over global poverty

      For the past five years, the world economy has been in crisis. However, if we take a longer view and survey economic...

    25. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2014

      The "Fragile Middle" - Your Guide to the FT Series

      We at the FT have this week been running a series on the “Fragile Middle”, defined as some 2.8bn middle class people in...

    26. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2014

      Indonesia's fragile middle: close to the edge

      Management consultants at McKinsey say the Indonesian middle class consists of 45m people, while their rivals at Boston...

    27. April 13, 2014

      Slowdown puts 1bn middle class at risk

      Almost a billion people in the developing world are at risk of slipping out of the ranks of a nascent middle class,...

    28. beyondbrics

      April 10, 2014

      Mongolia’s investor relations: a job for Genghis Khan?

      It was only an April Fool’s day joke – but when an Ulaanbaatar website suggested that Mongolia go on a Genghis Khan-style...

    29. April 9, 2014

      Rising inequality is a blemish on Asia’s growth story

      Deng Xiaoping said: “Let some people get rich first.” He was referring to China but it turns out he could have been talking...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      April 2, 2014

      Heads of hair

      AP A woman lines up mannequin heads on a shelf at a company making fashion wigs for export, in Jimo city in east China‘s...

    31. March 14, 2014

      Daimler sells first renminbi bond in China

      Daimler has sold a Rmb500m “panda” bond to Chinese investors, the German company announced on Friday, making it the first...

    32. January 2, 2014

      Bhutan hoping for happiness with hydropower

      By the middle of 2014, the stately yellow, black and white Great Hornbills that live in the forest along the Dagachhu – a...

    33. The World

      November 13, 2013

      The economic cost of Typhoon Haiyan

      A house by Tacloban airport (Getty) By Amie Tsang and Luisa Frey The Philippines is no stranger to natural disasters. But in...

    34. beyondbrics

      October 4, 2013

      World Bank cuts Indonesia growth forecast

      The World Bank has followed the International Monetary Fund’s lead by slashing its economic growth forecasts for Indonesia...

    35. beyondbrics

      October 3, 2013

      Moody's: Philippines makes the grade

      Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday lifted the Philippines’ credit score one notch from Ba1 to Baa3, becoming the third...

    36. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2013

      ADB: crunching the China effect on emerging Asia

      Or, when China sneezes… China can’t go on growing at over 7 or 8 per cent forever. But as the world’s second biggest economy...

    37. beyondbrics

      September 17, 2013

      ADB president: EMs can sort themselves out

      Will the respite that emerging market currencies have enjoyed in recent weeks evaporate once the US Federal Reserve starts...

    38. August 26, 2013

      An appetite for stronger boards

      In the third century BC, Kautilya, a political adviser in the capital of the Mauryan Empire and the pioneer of political...

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