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    1. July 15, 2015

      Brewers ferment big plans in Southeast Asia

      Southeast Asia, with its young populations and growing middle classes, has become an important target market for...

    2. July 5, 2015

      Japan boosts aid to ‘Mekong five’ nations

      Japan has pledged Y750bn ($6.1bn) in aid to the “Mekong five” nations over the next three years as Tokyo seeks fresh...

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    1. June 28, 2015

      Bank Mandiri chief calls for financial consolidation in Indonesia

      The head of Bank Mandiri, Indonesia’s largest bank by assets, has called for consolidation in the highly fragmented...

    2. June 12, 2015

      Singapore urges closer Asean markets integration

      Stock markets in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand should develop linked up post-trade systems to speed integration of...

    3. June 12, 2015

      Southeast Asia’s economic surge lures Bangladeshis to sea

      Mansura Begum has not seen her brother since he disappeared two years ago from the ragged settlement where she lives on...

    4. June 10, 2015

      Forward-thinking law firms explore new trade routes

      When the Financial Times first started ranking lawyers by innovation in Europe in 2006, some critics said that, by...

    5. June 9, 2015

      HSBC in charts: Where the bank plans to generate growth

      Stuart Gulliver, HSBC chief executive, has borrowed from the lexicon of President Barack Obama to describe a key aspect...

    6. June 7, 2015

      US struggles for strategy to contain China’s island-building

      China’s efforts to dredge new land on remote coral atolls in the South China Sea have left the US struggling to come up...

    7. June 2, 2015

      Asia’s boat people: Nowhere is home

      Ziaur Rahman has history in four countries but a secure home in none. The 23-year-old from the Rohingya ethnic group...

    8. beyondbrics

      May 29, 2015

      Asean Economic Community is here - now to make it work

      By Lim Cheng Teck, Standard Chartered Bank There was a lot of excitement recently at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in...

    9. May 29, 2015

      Global supply chains reshapes trade as China sheds manufacturing

      Global supply chains (GSCs) — through which intermediate goods and services from disparate locations go into making a...

    10. May 25, 2015

      Malaysia finds 139 graves at migrant camps

      Malaysian police have discovered 139 graves thought to contain the remains of hundreds of people smuggled from Myanmar...

    11. May 17, 2015

      Southeast Asia tragedy unfolding in three acts

      In the first three months of this year, some 25,000 people, mostly from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, left...

    12. May 14, 2015

      Hard economics hit Southeast Asia consumer dream

      Multinational companies drawn to Southeast Asia by hopes of a long consumption boom are witnessing a reversal of...

    13. May 8, 2015

      Asean countries to benefit from China’s waning competitiveness

      Just over one-third of the manufacturers in China’s Pearl River delta — the country’s export powerhouse — plan to shift...

    14. April 30, 2015

      Motorcycle sales in Asean splutter on falling disposable incomes

      Last week, EM Squared noted that the short-term outlook for auto sales in Asean was surprisingly weak given the...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2015

      Selfies at the ASEAN summit

      Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Malaysia’s home affairs minister, takes a selfie alongside Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, defence...

    16. April 19, 2015

      Business school to open in Kuala Lumpur

      MIT Sloan School of Management knows a thing or two about start-ups. The US school’s entrepreneurship faculty is among...

    17. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: will China chose a neutral HQ for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

      By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential With the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) gaining support...

    18. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2015

      Guest post: rocky road ahead for Asean Economic Community

      By Hugo Brennan, Verisk Maplecroft When the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launches its economic...

    19. March 11, 2015

      GSK selects Singapore as Asia hub

      GlaxoSmithKline, the UK-listed drugmaker, has designated Singapore as its Asia headquarters and will shift some of its...

    20. beyondbrics

      March 3, 2015

      China and Japan vie for influence with Thai rail projects

      The strategic rivalry between Japan and China in Asia is finding expression not only in territorial disputes in the...

    21. March 2, 2015

      Malaysia Airlines to pare back flights

      Malaysia Airlines will cut its global seat capacity by 10 per cent this year as the disaster-hit carrier refocuses on...

    22. March 1, 2015

      Ontario Teachers Pension Plan bets on Asia with Garena stake

      The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, one of the largest pension funds in the world, has placed a bet on mobile gaming and...

    23. February 27, 2015

      GM faces reality check in Southeast Asia

      When Stefan Jacoby took over 18 months ago as head of General Motors operations from the Middle East to Australia, the...

    24. February 22, 2015

      Asian fund passports gain momentum

      Attempts to create Asian fund passports that allow funds to be sold more easily across borders have stepped up in the...

    25. 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...

    26. beyondbrics

      February 9, 2015

      China's policy dilemma deepens on record trade surplus

      China’s currency policy dilemma sharpened on Monday as the country announced a record January trade surplus in spite of...

    27. January 13, 2015

      Malaysian bank merger plan collapses

      A plan to combine three Malaysian banks to create one of Southeast Asia’s biggest financial groups has been scrapped,...

    28. January 11, 2015

      Japan targets Southeast Asia in jostle for regional economic sway

      Japan is stepping up an economic charm offensive in Southeast Asia in the latest sign of rival efforts by leading...

    29. FT Data

      December 30, 2014

      The ten charts of 2014

      We produce a lot of charts at the FT. Here are ten of the most notable, which illustrated some of the biggest stories...

    30. December 30, 2014

      Asean smartphone makers play to home market strengths

      Lionel Messi starred in global advertisements this summer for Samsung Electronics but in Indonesia the Barcelona...

    31. December 23, 2014

      Telstra puts A$5bn Asia war chest to work

      Telstra has agreed to buy Singapore- and Hong Kong-based internet services company Pacnet Ltd for US$697m as the...

    32. beyondbrics

      December 22, 2014

      Rout of the rouble hits Thai tourism

      By Daniel Gallucci Half a world away from snowy Moscow, Russia’s deepening economic crisis is reverberating upon the...

    33. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      The gender gap in Asia Pacific: shrinking but not enough

      The World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Gender Gap Report, released last month, presented some interesting findings...

    34. December 7, 2014

      Singapore: The ‘little red dot’ hopes to entice tourists south

      Singaporeans typically fly north to Hong Kong to shop, eat and behave in a more relaxed fashion than in their own...

    35. beyondbrics

      November 27, 2014

      Indian consumer confidence in the Modi era

      Economists and investors have turned optimistic about the Indian economy since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over...

    36. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Guest post: Kyrgyzstan's dilemma over joining Russian-led customs union

      By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential By most accounts, Kyrgyzstan’s Dordoi Bazaar, which lies on the outskirts of the...

    37. The A-List

      November 19, 2014

      Obama's whirlwind Asia tour

        © Feng Li/Getty Images President Barack Obama’s recent trip across Asia was something of a whirlwind. He went to...

    38. November 11, 2014

      US divisions over Myanmar threaten to overshadow Obama visit

      A growing political battle over Myanmar’s transition from military rule threatens to overshadow President Barack...

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