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    1. February 12, 2016

      US to corral Asean support in South China Sea spat

      Later this year an obscure international tribunal in The Hague will issue a decision about contested islands in the...

    2. January 22, 2016

      Asean’s love for fast food wanes

      Asean consumers love their fried chicken, burgers and fries. Fast-food franchises are a common sight in popular...

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    1. January 14, 2016

      Asean’s common market faces steep hurdles

      The Asean secretariat called it a “historic milestone”, the culmination of a journey of nearly half a century. The...

    2. beyondbrics

      December 14, 2015

      AEC is a milestone for Asean's development

      By Jayant Rikhye, HSBC To the list of emerging Asia’s economic powerhouses, add one more: South East Asia and its 625...

    3. December 10, 2015

      Creation of economic community forges new Asean era

      If there was an award for the most polite regional grouping in the world, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

    4. December 9, 2015

      The fiction of a unified, harmonised Asean

      If you think European nations are having a hard time holding it together — strained by disputes over immigration,...

    5. November 29, 2015

      Asean would be wise to beef up its powers

      The Association of Southeast Asian Nations should be an economic powerhouse. Asean’s population of 625m is set to grow...

    6. November 22, 2015

      Japan and China step up fight for Asean infrastructure contracts

      China and Japan are stepping up their battle for strategic infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia amid rising...

    7. November 17, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi’s victory sets democracy example to neighbours

      The landslide win by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in Myanmar’s election caps a striking role reversal that has seen the...

    8. November 11, 2015

      Latin America gets a taste for mobile money

      Avon reps selling cosmetics door to door in Central America use mobile phones to receive payments from customers,...

    9. November 4, 2015

      Plans for US-Asian statement scrapped over South China Sea spat

      The growing rivalry between the US and China spilled over into a major regional defence summit on Wednesday when South...

    10. October 11, 2015

      Asian rivals for Ucits funds look a bit limp

      Asia, in particular Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, has proved to be fruitful for providers of retail Ucits funds....

    11. September 27, 2015

      Pacific Alliance seeks leverage by joining bigger groupings

      Latin America’s rival trade blocs — the two-decades-old Mercosur anchored by Brazil and the much younger Pacific...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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