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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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    Awards reward efforts to fill gaps in skills and tackle youth unemployment while Micha...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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....

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. The World

    January 14, 2014

    Smart Reads January 14, 2014

    By Toby Luckhurst The Washington Post argues that the Obama Administration must end its tacit support for the military...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. January 12, 2014

    Fears for Bangladeshi democracy rumble across region

    Democracy in Bangladesh might not be as dead as Khaleda Zia, the country’s opposition leader, would have the world believe,...

  21. beyondbrics

    January 11, 2014

    The Weekender, January 11

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  22. beyondbrics

    January 9, 2014

    Guest post: Bangladesh's fragile democracy at a crossroads

    By Ifty Islam of Asian Tiger Capital A “patient in intensive care” or a “slow-moving train wreck” – I’m not sure which of...

  23. January 9, 2014

    Democracy is ‘dead’ says Bangladesh opposition leader

    Khaleda Zia, the embattled Bangladeshi opposition leader, has declared democracy to be finished in her country and accused...

  24. January 8, 2014

    Asian democracy must serve the common man

    This is the year of the election in Asia. After last week’s violence-marred contest in Bangladesh, which has left the...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    January 7, 2014

    Bangladeshi construction site workers

    Kumar Singh/AP Workers unload angle irons used in building construction in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    January 7, 2014

    Bangladesh strike

    A.M. Ahad/AP An auto-rickshaw driver waits for passengers during a strike called by the main opposition Bangladesh...

  27. January 7, 2014

    Bangladesh garment trade warns on impact of political unrest

    At first glance the numbers are puzzlingly good: Bangladeshi garment makers, the mainstay of the country’s exports, are...

  28. January 6, 2014

    Bangladesh prime minister accuses poll rivals of terrorism

    Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh prime minister, won more than three-quarters of the seats in a controversial election and accused...

  29. January 5, 2014

    Bangladesh general election marred by deaths and opposition boycott

    At least 17 people were killed on Sunday as Bangladeshis voted in a general election marred by violence, arrests and an...

  30. January 4, 2014

    Renewed violence in Bangladesh ahead of disputed election

    DHAKA, Jan 4 – Bangladesh was hit by renewed violence, with two more people killed on the eve of elections on Sunday in...

  31. December 29, 2013

    Two die as Bangladesh clamps down on opposition protests

    Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital, was effectively locked down on Sunday as security forces arrested hundreds of opposition...

  32. December 27, 2013

    FT seasonal appeal: World Child Cancer’s work in Bangladesh

    To those who tackle child cancer around the developing world Bangladesh offers a daunting proposition. A country of more...

  33. beyondbrics

    December 27, 2013

    Further reading: taking stock

    Friday’s post-Christmas treats from the beyondbrics team: China and Japan’s dangerous stand-off; Unilever is keen on the...

  34. December 22, 2013

    Bangladesh leader insists election will go ahead

    The ruling Awami League in Bangladesh has vowed to go ahead with controversial Parliamentary elections in January, despite...

  35. December 18, 2013

    From Xi’s rise to Abenomics, six events that shook Asia

    What are the six most significant things to have happened in Asia this year? The question is entirely arbitrary. Why six?...

  36. beyondbrics

    December 13, 2013

    New York Headlines

    * North Korea’s Kim has uncle executed for treason * UN inspectors indicate chemical weapons were used in Syria * Demand...

  37. December 12, 2013

    Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah

    Bangladesh has executed a senior Islamist opposition leader convicted of committing war crimes during the country’s 1971...

  38. December 2, 2013

    Bangladesh opposition party to boycott general election

    The main opposition party in Bangladesh has decided to boycott next month’s general election amid an increasingly violent...

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