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  1. May 14, 2014

    Vietnamese mobs ransack foreign factories in anti-China violence

    Factories making goods for consumers around the world have been forced to halt production in Vietnam after protesters...

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    February 26, 2014

    SE Asia: Costa Coffee's next big hope

    Brewed coffee may not be an obvious market in southeast Asia, a region with a strong tea-drinking culture thanks to the...

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  1. January 15, 2014

    CIMB: popularity contest

    At least CIMB is not the most disliked bank in Asia (it’s second, to Singapore’s OCBC, according to Bloomberg data). But...

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    January 12, 2014

    The week ahead: Jan 12-17

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Bangkok rally, China’s Q4 GDP, Egypt referendum on the new constitution and several...

  3. December 16, 2013

    Asia’s budget airlines seek collaboration

    Four low-cost Asian airlines have unveiled a range of deals in a sign that intense competition and overcapacity is forcing...

  4. December 15, 2013

    Marubeni sets sights on Asean

    In his 38-year career with Marubeni, one of Japan’s largest conglomerates, Michihiko Ota had only one stint outside Asia,...

  5. October 11, 2013

    Short cuts: Necker Island’s Great House reopens and a music delivery service at London’s W hotel

    Singapore Flying enthusiasts have just six weeks left to experience the world’s longest scheduled commercial flight....

  6. October 7, 2013

    Women at business school – Bettina Büchel

    Bettina Büchel is professor of strategy and organisation at IMD in Switzerland and recently relocated to the school’s new...

  7. October 4, 2013

    Short cuts: Paris, snorkelling in Antarctica, and Shenzhen

    Monte Carlo The talk of last week’s Monaco Yacht Show was the cool €1m a week that Moran Yachts is asking for a week’s...

  8. October 3, 2013

    Singapore targets golden trading future

    Not content with its efforts to become Asia’s regional hub for the trading of commodities such as coal, iron ore and crude...

  9. 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...

  10. September 12, 2013

    South Korea: Seoul survivor

    China: hard landing or soft? Japan and Abenomics – is it the real deal or another false dawn? Everyone has views on the...

  11. August 28, 2013

    Asia: Storm defences tested

    These days it seems practically everything is made in Asia. Everything, that is, apart from economic crises. For the moment,...

  12. August 21, 2013

    Singapore bank expands Indonesian links to Jakarta

    United Overseas Bank, one of Singapore’s three largest banks by assets, on Wednesday unveiled a new “advisory unit” in...

  13. July 16, 2013

    Singapore: looking good

    Sling money into Singapore in the past few years and you would have watched it go nowhere while neighbouring markets soared...

  14. June 25, 2013

    Inside Business: Credit dependency looms over Asia’s middle classes

    For furniture shoppers on the high streets of Britain, the name Courts will probably forever be associated with furious...

  15. May 24, 2013

    The joys of Jakarta

    How about we kick off the weekend with a little Saturday morning game of “Fast Lane Word Association?” The rules are pretty...

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    May 6, 2013

    Jakarta too edgy for Aerosmith

    Aerosmith wrote a hit single about “Livin’ on the Edge” but it seems that Jakarta, which has one of Southeast Asia’s hottest...

  17. January 17, 2013

    Thailand pushes to create trading hub

    Thailand’s stock exchange is spearheading the country’s push to transform itself into a regional capital markets hub, after...

  18. January 6, 2013

    Bourses on road to pan-Asean exchange

    When executives from the Stock Exchange of Thailand gather in Bangkok next weekend with dozens of ordinary Thai investors,...

  19. November 18, 2012

    US and Thailand upgrade ties

    President Barack Obama notched up the first diplomatic success of his southeast Asian tour on Sunday when Thai leader...

  20. beyondbrics

    November 15, 2012

    Climate change greater threat to EM financial centres than to storm-hit New York

    If you thought ‘superstorm’ Sandy was bad, here’s a sobering thought: New York isn’t even a high-risk city when it comes to...

  21. beyondbrics

    November 14, 2012

    Equity index to track Myanmar

    The recent completion of Myanmar’s new foreign investment law has further fuelled investor interest in the country with...

  22. November 5, 2012

    Pru to buy division of Thanachart

    Prudential is to make its first acquisition in Asia since the UK life assurer’s aborted takeover bid for rival AIA two years...

  23. October 31, 2012

    KPMG opens office in Myanmar

    KPMG has become the first of the big four professional services firms to open a Myanmar office, in what some observers see...

  24. September 20, 2012

    F&N bid helps ThaiBev’s deal ‘pipeline’

    Thai Beverage, Thailand’s biggest drinks and property conglomerate, has shed rare light on its regional ambitions, saying...

  25. September 19, 2012

    Heineken strikes deal over APB

    Rival suitors in the battle for control of one of Asia’s biggest brewers hatched a pact late Tuesday under which Thai...

  26. September 13, 2012

    Thai group makes S$8.8bn bid for F&N

    Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi has launched an ambitious bid to propel his property and brewing group beyond its...

  27. beyondbrics

    September 6, 2012

    Rolls Royce: coming soon to Wenzhou, Chongqing and a shopping mall in Bangkok

    You never get many numbers out of Thorsten Müller-Ötvös. The chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the luxury marque...

  28. August 27, 2012

    PTT buys control of Sakari for S$1.2bn

    PTT, Thailand’s biggest energy group by market capitalisation, has made a S$1.2bn ($959m) offer for the remaining 55 per...

  29. August 1, 2012

    F&N meet to consider fate of Tiger

    When John Fraser and David Neave, two Scots printers, branched out to start Asia’s first carbonated water business in 1884,...

  30. July 18, 2012

    ThaiBev bids for stake in Fraser and Neave

    Thai Beverage, Thailand’s largest brewer and distiller, has emerged as the bidder for stakes in Singapore-listed...

  31. July 6, 2012

    Rooms at the inn for Olympic-goers

    Last weekend I returned to base after a quick trip to Singapore and Bangkok and found not one Fast Lane post pouch spilling...

  32. June 15, 2012

    In search of a tax/life balance

    You may or may not have noticed, but this columnist has been on holiday for the past 10 days and only just touched down in...

  33. April 2, 2012

    Lift sanctions or Myanmar’s moment may be lost

    Myanmar stands at its most important moment since the beginning of army rule in 1962. The landslide victory of Aung San Suu...

  34. March 16, 2012

    Pacific heights

    Many western architects are attempting to make their names with ambitious, oddball schemes in Asia – things they’d never...

  35. December 2, 2011

    Prime horizon

    Once upon a time, before the global financial crisis – as the modern-day fairy tale goes – cranes and cement mixers were a...

  36. November 14, 2011

    Indian exports cap rice prices

    The return of India to the global rice market has so far managed to cap an unnerving price rally caused by flooding in...

  37. November 6, 2011

    Faith in a family conglomerate

    Francis Yeoh is explaining the management philosophy that guides his conglomerate’s hotel business when the conversation...

  38. October 28, 2011

    Thailand slashes growth forecast after floods

    Thailand’s central bank slashed its economic growth forecast for 2011 to 2.6 per cent from 4.1 per cent on Friday because of...

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