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    1. May 6, 2015

      Wheat heavyweights battle for global market share

      An Australian agricultural official asked a pointed question at a recent conference: “Are we at risk of becoming the poor...

    2. April 1, 2015

      Singapore’s law sets it apart and makes it hard to imitate

      No country presents a greater challenge to the convictions of a life-long democrat than Singapore. When I first visited in...

    1. FT Photo Diary

      March 25, 2015

      Mourning queue

      Mourners line up to enter parliament where founding Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew lies in state ...

    2. March 25, 2015

      Mekong authoritarianism a growing test for western partners

      States in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region seem to have learnt at least one lesson from the late Lee Kuan Yew: how to...

    3. The World

      March 24, 2015

      Singapore's economic miracle uncovered

      The death of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, has focused attention on the economic miracle he helped...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      March 24, 2015

      Abe pays his respects

      Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows with Singapore’s ambassador to Japan Chin Siat Yoon and his wife Wang Lee Moi after...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      March 23, 2015

      Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew

      Some of the coverage in Raffles Place of the death of Singapore’s first elected prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew. Lee, who...

    6. March 23, 2015

      ‘From third world to first’: Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy in charts

      Lee Kuan Yew, who has died aged 91, presided over a turnround in the economic fortunes of his nation, taking it from a...

    7. March 22, 2015

      Lee Kuan Yew: China watcher who offered Beijing a model

      On his first visit to China as Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew — whose great-grandfather came from Guangdong...

    8. March 22, 2015

      Lee Kuan Yew: Patriarch’s paternalism symbolised by gum ban

      Singapore’s reputation as a “nanny state” — where the sale of chewing gum is banned and persistent litterbugs can be fined...

    9. March 15, 2015

      Top US law firm in Singapore tie-up

      Morgan Lewis & Bockius, the largest law firm in the US by partner numbers, is combining with a Singapore law firm in an...

    10. February 1, 2015

      Capitalism has broken free of the shackles of democracy

      To whom will monuments be built a century from now? Among them, perhaps, will be Lee Kuan Yew. He will be remembered not...

    11. October 19, 2014

      Sir Andrew Likierman of London Business School on good leaders

      Are you a successful leader? How would you know? Probably even more importantly, how would others know? These are questions...

    12. The A-List

      November 18, 2013

      Time for Obama to deploy his cunning in the MidEast

      Sadly, the political correctness that has swept western societies has smothered an appreciation of the virtues of cunning....

    13. September 16, 2013

      Pivotal figure in Malaysia’s path to independence dies

      As Malaysians this week mark half a century since the creation of the Malay Federation, which laid the foundation for...

    14. The World

      March 20, 2013

      Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew's fireside chat with Paul Volcker

      Lee Kuan Yew on March 20 (Chris McGrath/Getty) Sightings of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s former prime minister, are rare these...

    15. January 28, 2013

      Beijing still prefers diplomacy over force

      Should we connect the dots between China’s neighbours’ increasing assertiveness over claims to disputed islands in the South...

    16. July 6, 2012

      Do you believe in progress?

      Around the corner from me here in Paris is a café called Le Progrès. I imagine its pavement tables a century ago, populated...

    17. June 11, 2012

      Sticker Lady tests Singapore leaders

      Singapore’s graffiti-free streets and carefully maintained public spaces may be the envy of urban planners everywhere but...

    18. May 26, 2012

      People’s Action loses Singapore by-election

      Singapore’s ruling People’s Action party (PAP) lost a landmark by-election on Saturday but improved its showing since a poll...

    19. December 23, 2011

      Laurence Freeman

      I’d agreed a date to meet the Anglo-Irish mystic Laurence Freeman. But where, I wondered, would a Benedictine monk have...

    20. November 6, 2011

      Singapore’s Lee has neurological illness

      Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister of Singapore and veteran Asian statesman, is suffering from a neurological condition...

    21. October 21, 2011

      ‘Unlikely friendship’ with strongman

      Margaret Thatcher is among the political heroes of Kazakhstan’s president – along with Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of...

    22. October 10, 2011

      Chill wind greets ‘Singapore spring’

      The “Singapore spring“ that saw the biggest political shift since independence collided with cold reality on Monday as the...

    23. The World

      October 1, 2011

      Singapore's changing attitude to China

      It is often interesting to return a country you once knew well. In the mid 1990s I used to visit Singapore regularly as The...

    24. September 14, 2011

      When the Singapore sling meets the Arab spring

      By the standard of uprisings in the Arab world, the political changes unfolding in Singapore are hardly earth-shattering....

    25. The World

      August 29, 2011

      A wake-up call for Singapore

      Drum roll. Tan-Tan-Tan-Tan. And the winner is…Tony Tan. After the tightest of electoral races, Dr Tan was on Sunday declared...

    26. July 29, 2011

      A test of will

      When Admiral Timothy Keating, the head of America’s Pacific command, met a senior Chinese admiral in 2008, he heard a...

    27. June 23, 2011

      Tan quits GIC to run for Singapore presidency

      Tony Tan, deputy chairman of the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore, is quitting one of the world’s largest...

    28. May 22, 2011

      Foreign money transforms Vietnam resort city

      When a squatter moved into the international school that Ricky Tan was building in Danang, Vietnam’s fourth-largest city,...

    29. April 27, 2011

      Rare poll test for Singapore’s ruling party

      Singapore will have its most contested election for nearly half a century after opposition candidates registered to...

    30. March 2, 2011

      Why the world needs virtuous autocrats

      Analysis is built on distinctions. And in these times of upheaval in the Arab world, distinctions are being lost. All...

    31. March 5, 2010

      Singapore fund braced for SFr5.5bn UBS loss

      Singapore's main sovereign wealth fund will today incur an unrealised loss of about SFr5.5bn ($5.1bn) on a SFr10.97bn...

    32. March 4, 2010

      GIC incurs SFr5.5bn paper loss on UBS

      Singapore’s main sovereign wealth fund will on Friday incur an unrealised loss of about SFr5.5bn ($5.1bn) on a SFr10.97bn...

    33. November 14, 2009

      Asia urges Obama to refocus on free trade

      Asian leaders yesterday called on President Barack Obama to reassert US leadership on global free trade before his Sunday...

    34. November 14, 2009

      Nations urge visitor to back Doha push

      Asian leaders called on President Barack Obama yesterday to reassert US political and economic leadership on global free...

    35. November 14, 2009

      Nations press their visitor to resume discussions on Doha

      Asian leaders called on President Barack Obama to reassert US leadership on global free trade before his meeting tomorrow...

    36. November 13, 2009

      Asia urges Obama to refocus on free trade

      Asian leaders on Friday called on President Barack Obama to reassert US leadership on global free trade before his Sunday...

    37. November 13, 2009

      Mexico accuses the US of being protectionist

      Mexico on Saturday accused the US of moving towards protectionism even as US president Barack Obama adopted the rhetoric of...

    38. November 10, 2009

      US leader urged to fix policy vacuum

      In a meeting with President Barack Obama last week, Lee Kuan Yew, the veteran former prime minister of Singapore, said he...

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