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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

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  1. Special report: Durban 2011 Review

    Nearly 200 nations gathered in the South African city of Durban to negotiate a success...
  2. Islamic finance 2011

    The cheap cost of funds and Islamic branding have put Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Bank amo...
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  1. 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...

  2. July 18, 2014

    The radical reformer felled by his imaginary Blob

    I am a child of the Blob. My mother was a teacher. I am biased but she was a good one; parents gave her fancy chocolates at...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. April 22, 2014

    China tightening rations credit abroad

    Until recently, China Development Bank, and to a lesser extent China Export Import Bank, were the best friends the emerging...

  18. April 22, 2014

    Rana Plaza collapse: one year on

    Until a few weeks ago, Rezwan Selim had a thriving business making clothes for Auchan, a French supermarket, in the...

  19. April 16, 2014

    Bond investors parse the frontier story

    Many of the world’s poorest countries have notched up a debut dollar bond issue in recent years, taking advantage of strong...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    April 14, 2014

    Bangla New Year

    A.M. Ahad/AP People participate in a parade to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year, or Pahela Baisshakh, in...

  21. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    A slew of new economic data out of Friday signalled just how badly India’s economy is doing. Industrial production in the...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    April 11, 2014

    Bangladesh garment workers demand compensation

    Abir Abdyllah/EPA Garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, gathered to demand compensation for those who were killed and...

  23. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    India elections: foreign policy? What foreign policy?

    India’s neighbours tend to think that its leaders spend much time plotting to influence events in their own countries. South...

  24. March 23, 2014

    Nasdaq OMX builds up technology sales in Asia

    Nasdaq OMX has agreed to sell its trading systems to the Bangladesh bourse in a sign that the US group is ramping up...

  25. FT Alphaville

    March 20, 2014

    Guest post: Ukraine's debt -- now comes the interesting bit

    When your creditor takes some of your territory — can you make that territory take some of your debt? Mitu Gulati, a law...

  26. March 18, 2014

    Q&A: Tayeba Begum Lipi

    Born in 1969 in Gaibandha, a town in the northern part of Bangladesh, the artist Tayeba Begum Lipi first sprang to global...

  27. March 14, 2014

    Bangladesh property: Dhaka’s growing high-end market

    Dhaka is ranked as one of the least liveable cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. Similarly,...

  28. February 21, 2014

    The Dhaka Art Summit

    A young man stands motionless with his back to the wall. On his shoulder rests a pole, which tilts diagonally down to the...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    February 21, 2014

    Martyrs memorial in Dhaka

    Andrew Biraj/Reuters People pay tribute at the Shahid Minar, a memorial for martyrs of the national language movement, on...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    February 11, 2014

    Resident's loss after Dhaka slum fire

    Andrew Biraj/Reuters A woman cries after losing all of her belongings in a fire at a slum at Mirpur in Dhaka, Bangladesh....

  31. February 9, 2014

    Fugitive owners of Bangladesh garment factory sent to jail

    DHAKA, February 9 – Two fugitive owners of a Bangladesh garment factory turned themselves in on Sunday to face homicide...

  32. February 4, 2014

    FT seasonal appeal raises £1.4m for World Child Cancer

    This year’s FT Seasonal Appeal has raised £1.4m for World Child Cancer, the London-based charity that helps treat sick...

  33. The World

    January 31, 2014

    Between the light bulb and the washing machine: The world's growing middle class

    AFP I had the privilege this week of listening to a lecture by Hans Rosling, professor of global health at Sweden’s...

  34. January 30, 2014

    Bangladesh court sentences 14 to death for huge weapons haul

    A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced 14 people to death, including senior opposition politicians and military officers,...

  35. The World

    January 17, 2014

    In the Picture: Thai protests

    (CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images) By Toby Luckhurst There seems to be no end in sight to the protests that have...

  36. January 15, 2014

    Bangladesh opposition to battle on for new poll

    The leader of Bangladesh’s largest opposition party has vowed to carry on its campaign for fresh parliamentary elections...

  37. beyondbrics

    January 13, 2014

    New York headlines

    * Thai protesters block roads as Bangkok faces shutdown * Hindu minority hit by Bangladesh violence * Supreme Court to hear...

  38. January 13, 2014

    Hindu minority become target of Bangladesh violence

    They came at 9.30am on December 13, about 60 or 70 of them, to sack his family home in the village of Jagannathpur and...

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