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    1. April 23, 2013

      Here Lies Love, Public Theater, New York – review

      A young, beautiful woman moves to the big city. She meets an older, rising politician. She becomes First Lady and professes...

    2. June 8, 2012

      Philippines faces infrastructure crunch

      Hours after the Philippines announced that the economy expanded by 6.4 per cent in the first quarter, defying expectations...

    1. beyondbrics

      May 31, 2012

      Philippines growth: too much for grid

      Hours after the Philippines announced that its economy grew by 6.4 per cent in the first quarter, beating expectations of...

    2. September 8, 2011

      Precious metal and currency of last resort

      Gold has for centuries been the preferred currency of despots, dictators and pariah governments. It is easy to pack into a...

    3. May 26, 2011

      Struggling to lead our hectic world

      Look for an organising characteristic in today’s world and speed is among the top contenders. Whether it is technology,...

    4. February 24, 2011

      Taking sides is Obama’s best move

      In 2002 I authorised publication with the apparently inoffensive title of The Arab Human Development Report. Within days of...

    5. January 25, 2011

      Foreign leaders favour Switzerland

      Even with the recent dilutions of Swiss bank secrecy, Geneva, a magnet for the world’s wealthy, look set to retain their...

    6. January 19, 2011

      Swiss freeze Ben Ali and Gbagbo assets

      Switzerland has cracked down on two of Africa’s most recently discredited heads of state, freezing the assets of Tunisia’s...

    7. June 30, 2010

      Philippines' president faces deficit dilemma

      Just before his inauguration today as the Philippines' 15th president, Benigno "Noy Noy" Aquino III still had not decided...

    8. June 29, 2010

      Aquino to face jobs and deficit challenges

      Just before his inauguration on Wednesday as the Philippines’ 15th president, Benigno “Noy Noy” Aquino III still hadn’t...

    9. May 12, 2010

      Aquino set for Philippine landslide

      Senator Benigno Aquino promised yesterday to fulfil his campaign promise to fight corruption as he headed for a landslide...

    10. May 10, 2010

      Aquino set for Philippine landslide

      Senator Benigno Aquino promised on Tuesday to fulfil his campaign promise to fight corruption as he headed for a landslide...

    11. April 2, 2010

      A rock opera on Imelda Marcos

      David Byrne, photographed last year at the Estoril film festival David Byrne is no stranger to eccentric projects. The...

    12. March 9, 2010

      Kroll for sale

      For proof that humans are inherently optimistic in the face of the facts, look no further than their peculiar desire to...

    13. November 28, 2009

      San Miguel sells 28% stake to ally

      San Miguel yesterday sold a 28 per cent stake to a company controlled by a business ally for $1.4bn, as the Philippines food...

    14. November 27, 2009

      San Miguel sells $1.4bn stake to ally

      San Miguel on Friday sold a 28 per cent stake to a company controlled by a business ally for $1.4bn, as the Philippine food...

    15. September 10, 2009

      Aquino's son joins election race for president

      Benigno Aquino III, the son of the former Philippine president Corazon Aquino, announced yesterday he would run for...

    16. September 10, 2009

      Aquino's son joins the race for president

      Benigno Aquino III, the son of the late Philippine president Corazon Aquino, announced yesterday that he would run for...

    17. September 9, 2009

      ‘Noynoy’ to enter Philippine president race

      Benigno Aquino III, the son of the late Philippine president Corazon Aquino, announced on Wednesday that he would run for...

    18. September 2, 2009

      Aquino’s son poised to run for president

      The son of the late Philippine president Corazon Aquino, Benigno Aquino III, is poised to run for president in next year’s...

    19. August 6, 2009

      Philippine democracy still awaits its redeemer

      At midnight on Tuesday, as monsoon rains lashed the shoddy pavements, tens of thousands of ordinary Filipinos waited...

    20. August 5, 2009

      Philippines stronger, but challenges remain

      For the tens of thousands of Filipinos who queued for as long as seven hours amid torrential rains on Wednesday to catch a...

    21. August 5, 2009

      Philippine democracy still awaits its redeemer

      At midnight on Tuesday, as monsoon rains lashed the shoddy pavements, tens of thousands of ordinary Filipinos waited...

    22. July 31, 2009

      Former Philippine president Aquino dies aged 76

      Corazon Aquino, a former president of the Philippines who died at the age of 76 on Saturday of colon cancer, was catapulted...

    23. June 15, 2009

      Marcos and her gems to be reunited

      She was famous for her shoes and lavish lifestyle. Now, 23 years after her husband was deposed as leader of the Philippines,...

    24. March 16, 2009

      Lopez family keeps wary eye on Meralco stake building

      When a unit of Philippine Long Distance Telephone announced last week that it was buying 20 per cent of Manila Electric Co...

    25. February 21, 2009

      Kirin sets its sights on 49% stake in San Miguel

      Kirin yesterday unveiled plans to acquire up to 49 per cent of San Miguel Brewery in a deal that highlights the Japanese...

    26. February 20, 2009

      Kirin sets sights on 49% stake in San Miguel

      Kirin on Friday unveiled plans to acquire up to 49 per cent of San Miguel Brewery in a deal that highlights the Japanese...

    27. January 8, 2009

      Near to collapse, but they kept going

      Resilience will be needed to get through this recession. Resilience and courage. So if you have not seen it yet I urge you...

    28. January 7, 2009

      Near to collapse, but they kept going

      Resilience will be needed to get through this recession. Resilience and courage. So if you have not seen it yet I urge you...

    29. March 17, 2008

      Offer for stake in Philippine petrol refiner

      Ashmore, the emerging markets investment fund, has offered $550m for a Saudi Aramco unit’s 40 per cent stake in Petron , the...

    30. March 6, 2008

      Philippines poverty creeps upward

      The Philippines' poverty rate has risen for the first time since the Asian financial -crisis, according to a new government...

    31. March 6, 2008

      Philippines poverty creeps upward

      The Philippines' poverty rate has risen for the first time since the Asian financial -crisis, according to a new government...

    32. March 5, 2008

      Philippine poverty rate rises to 32.9%

      The Philippines’ poverty rate has risen for the first time since the Asian financial crisis, according to a new government...

    33. March 1, 2008

      Protesters call for Macapagal to quit

      Two former presidents joined thousands of protesters on Friday in Manila’s financial district to demand the resignation of...

    34. November 30, 2007

      Manila on alert after coup bid is quashed

      Security forces loyal to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of the Philippines stormed a hotel in Manila yesterday to quash...

    35. November 29, 2007

      Curfew lifted in the Philippines

      The Philippine government on Friday lifted an overnight curfew and readied fresh charges against the leaders of Thursday’s...

    36. November 8, 2007

      An exit strategy for crooks and dictators

      Joseph Estrada is lucky to be Filipino. In September, he was jailed for life for plundering the Philippines when he was...

    37. November 7, 2007

      An exit strategy for crooks and dictators

      Joseph Estrada is lucky to be Filipino. In September, he was jailed for life for plundering the Philippines when he was...

    38. The World

      November 6, 2007

      Sarkozy: Beware the glamour of addressing Congress

      Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first invite to address a joint session of Congress. Nicolas Sarkozy will adore...

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