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    1. FT Photo Diary

      January 26, 2015

      A platform for sleep

      A woman and child on the platform at the Kamalapur railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, during a country-wide strike called...

    2. January 19, 2015

      Bangladesh disrupts message apps amid violent protests

      The Bangladesh government temporarily blocked two messaging apps used by opposition demonstrators “for security reasons”,...

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    1. beyondbrics

      January 19, 2015

      Guest post: can India repeat China's ascent?

      By Frederic Neumann, HSBC Things in China look a bit soggy. True, growth a touch above 7 per cent is nothing to sneer at....

    2. The World

      January 16, 2015

      Sri Lanka and an unravelling string of pearls

      The recent Sri Lankan presidential election was remarkable for several reasons. First, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the over-confident...

    3. January 14, 2015

      Protest calls in Bangladesh after Zia aide is shot

      Unidentified gunmen have shot and injured a senior adviser to Bangladesh’s main opposition leader, in an attack that drew...

    4. December 28, 2014

      Buddhist militancy triggers international concern

      Shahabadeen Sahira had a traumatic first-hand view of a new wave of militant Buddhist nationalist groups, whose rise across...

    5. beyondbrics

      December 8, 2014

      Cross-border power: problem or solution for south Asia?

      A problem in a single electricity transmission line running between India and Bangladesh caused a nationwide blackout in...

    6. December 2, 2014

      Textiles sector in Kenya gears up to take a larger share of world market

      For Fakhruddin Amiji, who has the largest apparel factory in Kenya, the key to success is pretty simple. “All they need is...

    7. November 13, 2014

      ‘Womenomics’ is starting to transform the Muslim world

      The first convert to Islam was a businesswoman. She was a wealthy trader who inherited her father’s business and later...

    8. November 4, 2014

      Jeans maker launches cheap financing for more ethical factories

      Calling all hipsters: you may just have a new reason to feel better about your skinny jeans. In an attempt to bolster its...

    9. November 4, 2014

      Jeans maker launches cheap financing for more ethical factories

      Calling all hipsters: you may just have a new reason to feel better about your skinny jeans. In an attempt to bolster its...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      October 21, 2014

      Bangladesh child labour

      Munir uz Zaman/AFP A Bangladeshi child works at an aluminium pot factory in Dhaka on Tuesday. More than 6.3 m children under...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      October 17, 2014

      Bangladesh poverty

      A.M. Ahad/AP A Bangladeshi child stands in an alley as a boy climbs a ladder outside their home at a slum in Dhaka,...

    12. September 28, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – Sept 29 Join a competition Esade Business School is holding the fifth edition of Innovation Quest, a four-day event...

    13. September 21, 2014

      Oxford Photography Festival, Various venues, Oxford, UK – review

      Now that everyone is a photographer, what good is photography? Vexed by this question, the veteran photojournalist Robin...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      September 18, 2014

      Rickshaw strike

      Monirul Alam/EPA Rickshaw drivers gather during the dawn to dusk strike called by the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Dhaka,...

    15. September 4, 2014

      Ayman al-Zawahiri launches al-Qaeda south Asian wing

      Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda leader, has announced the formation of a south Asian branch of the Islamist extremist group,...

    16. August 19, 2014

      Climate change to slash south Asian GDP, development bank warns

      South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the...

    17. August 15, 2014

      Women in Business - Gabriela Galvano, EMBA graduate

      Gabriela Galvano is an executive MBA graduate of IE Business School in Spain and team leader of Green Light, one of the...

    18. beyondbrics

      August 12, 2014

      Record remittance inflows boost Bangladesh GDP outlook

      Remittances sent home by Bangladeshi workers overseas rose 19.7 per cent to a record monthly high of $1.4bn in July,...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      August 4, 2014

      Tears for her daughters

      A.M. Ahad/AP Bangladeshi woman Munni, whose daughters are missing, cries as rescuers search the River Padma after a...

    20. August 1, 2014

      ‘Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan’, by Peter Oborne

      Pakistan’s love affair with cricket is one of the most remarkable stories of our times. Few could have predicted that the...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      July 29, 2014

      Tears for Eid al-Fitr

      Allison Joyce/Getty A woman is overcome with emotion as she prays at Baitul Mukarram, the national mosque, during Eid...

    22. July 20, 2014

      A qualified defence of economic complexity

      The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to do About It, by Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan,...

    23. July 20, 2014

      In Modi’s India, waterways are a geopolitical issue

      Narendra Modi is not noted for building bridges. The Indian prime minister, already viewed warily by non-Hindus, reportedly...

    24. July 20, 2014

      Britain risks a ‘supply chain crisis’

      British businesses have poor knowledge of where their products were sourced from and how they were made, making it likely...

    25. beyondbrics

      July 17, 2014

      One year on from Rana Plaza, little has changed in Bangladesh's factories

      In the aftermath and shock of the Rana Plaza disaster, in which more than 1,100 people died, many promises were made. Yet...

    26. July 6, 2014

      UK charity collaborates with MBAs to improve cancer care

      More than 40 students from business schools in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas will assist World Child Cancer this...

    27. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2014

      China steals march on rivals to invest in Bangladesh

      Next year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s recognition of Bangladesh. It’s not a celebrated anniversary for many, least...

    28. beyondbrics

      June 3, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Syria on edge as elections begin | A sense of vulnerability among civilians has forced rebels to accept that...

    29. beyondbrics

      June 3, 2014

      Bangladesh: infrastructure, corruption and the struggle to diversify

      Anyone reading about Bangladesh would be forgiven for thinking it’s a one-industry country. And when it comes to exports,...

    30. June 2, 2014

      Li & Fung’s strategy to make the maths work

      When Li & Fung was set up in Canton, now known as Guangzhou, in 1906, it specialised in exporting traditional Chinese goods...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      May 16, 2014

      Searching for the missing

      Suvra Kanti Das/AP Rescuers search for missing passengers after a ferry capsized in the Meghna River at Munshiganj, in...

    32. May 11, 2014

      Rana Plaza companies ‘not doing enough’

      A powerful coalition of global investors has called for big clothing retailers to dip into their corporate coffers to help...

    33. May 5, 2014

      Risk to corporate supply chains at near-record levels

      The risk of disruption to corporate supply chains is running at near-record levels despite signs of improvement this year,...

    34. beyondbrics

      May 2, 2014

      India elections: Modi campaign makes waves in Bangladesh

      The election campaign by Narendra Modi of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to become India’s next prime...

    35. April 28, 2014

      India needs a jolt – and Modi is a risk worth taking

      There is something thrilling about the rise of Narendra Modi. Indian politics has been dominated by the Gandhi dynasty since...

    36. beyondbrics

      April 24, 2014

      Garment making: still Bangladesh's "escalator" industry

      Ashraful, 30, was a line quality supervisor in the New Wave Style factory on the seventh floor of Rana Plaza. He can’t...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      April 24, 2014

      Bangladesh collapse anniversary

      Andrew Biraj/Reuters Relatives of victims killed in the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh mourn on the first anniversary...

    38. beyondbrics

      April 24, 2014

      Guest post: corruption rampant a year after Bangladesh factory collapse

      By Iftekhar Zaman, Transparency International, Bangladesh One year ago today, three thousand garment workers started a...

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