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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2013

    ADB: three months is a long time

    Snap! The Asian Development Bank has followed the IMF in nudging down its numbers for developing Asia. Both institutions...

  28. beyondbrics

    June 21, 2013

    Guest post: the quest for better ways to measure economic development

    By Vinod Thomas of the Asian Development Bank Indicators of country performance have received a great deal of attention...

  29. May 22, 2013

    Asian debt: Beware of bubbles

    Gresik is a small industrial town of fewer than 100,000 people, just to the north of Indonesia’s second-largest city,...

  30. beyondbrics

    April 26, 2013

    Ashmore sets up shop in Jakarta

    Ashmore Group, the London-based emerging markets specialist fund manager, is pushing to get ahead in the race to manage the...

  31. April 26, 2013

    Japan’s Takehiko Nakao elected Asian Development Bank president

    MANILA, April 26 – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Friday its board of governors had unanimously elected Takehiko...

  32. beyondbrics

    April 24, 2013

    Noble borrows ADB's rating to borrow Thai baht

    When is a BBB- borrower actually a AA+? No, this isn’t financial trickery of the kind made famous in the US subprime fiasco...

  33. March 21, 2013

    Kuroda reiterates pledge on deflation

    Haruhiko Kuroda, the new governor of the Bank of Japan, used his inaugural news conference on Thursday after taking up the...

  34. beyondbrics

    March 19, 2013

    East Asian debt markets: just swell?

    The 2000 dotcom crash brought the ultra-low interest rates that fed the US housing boom. After that blew up, the even looser...

  35. March 18, 2013

    Philippines aims to borrow less overseas

    The Philippines’ finance minister said the country would borrow less from overseas investors as the Asian Development Bank...

  36. FT Alphaville

    March 13, 2013

    Japan's DPJ not so sure about Iwata... and possibly Kuroda, too

    Excitement about an imminently more pro-active BoJ might take a bit of a tumble on this news out of Tokyo late yesterday....

  37. March 11, 2013

    BoJ board member at odds with Kuroda

    Koji Ishida, a board member at the Bank of Japan, has described the bank’s 2 per cent inflation target as “very high”, in a...

  38. March 8, 2013

    Revised Japan GDP shows moderate recovery

    TOKYO, March 8 – Japan’s economy stabilised in the fourth quarter after two quarters of a shallow recession, revised data...

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