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  1. beyondbrics

    21 hours ago

    Guest post: China's investment to shape Asean's destiny

    By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential China’s two-way trade with the 10 nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

  2. April 15, 2014

    Jokowi fever highlights Indonesia’s political vacuum

    Indonesian voters and foreign investors alike are abuzz about the potential of presidential frontrunner Joko Widodo, known...

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  1. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    Indonesia's fragile middle: close to the edge

    Management consultants at McKinsey say the Indonesian middle class consists of 45m people, while their rivals at Boston...

  2. April 13, 2014

    Beware the market’s tendency to kill its darlings

    The myth of the “fragile five” has shattered. Just a few months ago investors were abuzz about the risks posed to Brazil,...

  3. April 13, 2014

    Jokowi embarks on ‘political safari’ to seek Indonesia coalition

    Indonesian presidential favourite Joko Widodo embarked on a scramble to find coalition partners over the weekend after his...

  4. April 10, 2014

    Nickel jumps above $17,000 in wake of Indonesia export ban

    The price of nickel has risen above $17,000 a tonne for the first time since March 2012 as speculative investors opened...

  5. April 10, 2014

    Mixed Indonesia poll raises investor concerns over lack of direction

    The failure by the Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle (PDI-P) to secure a resounding victory in Wednesday’s legislative...

  6. beyondbrics

    April 9, 2014

    Jim O'Neill: shifting trade, a threat to global institutions

    Jim O’Neill believes, not for the first time, that economists and policy makers have got it wrong. They underestimate how...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    April 9, 2014

    Waiting to vote in Indonesia

    Mast Irham/EPA Indonesian Baduy tribe women wait for their turn to cast their ballots during the parliamentary elections at...

  8. April 9, 2014

    Widodo’s party set to win Indonesia parliamentary election

    The opposition Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle (PDI-P) came out on top in the five-yearly legislative election on...

  9. beyondbrics

    April 8, 2014

    [video] Indonesia elections: the FT explains

    Ben Bland, Indonesia correspondent, explains one of the world’s most complicated elections as the country prepares to elect...

  10. April 7, 2014

    Top architect uses role as mayor to transform Indonesian city

    Ridwan Kamil, Indonesia’s best known architect, was elected as mayor of Bandung in June last year with lofty plans to...

  11. April 7, 2014

    IE and SMU launch executive MBA for Asia

    IE Business School and the Singapore Management University (SMU) are to launch a joint Executive MBA programme from...

  12. Money Supply

    April 6, 2014

    Global recovery strengthens, but risks remain

    Guest post by Eswar Prasad, Karim Foda, and Arnav Sahu on the latest Brookings Institution-Financial Times Tracking Indices...

  13. beyondbrics

    April 6, 2014

    The week ahead, April 6 - 13

    It’s election week in EM. Hungary kicks off with parliamentary elections today, then on Monday the Indian electoral marathon...

  14. April 4, 2014

    BHP hits resistance on coking coal prices

    A push by BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest resource company by market value, to have coking coal prices set by an...

  15. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2014

    Indonesia elections: a user’s guide

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia is stepping down this year after reaching a two-term limit. With his country...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    From periphery to core: EM to dominate global travel

    If your mental map of the global economy puts emerging markets on the periphery and developed markets at the core, then...

  17. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    Indonesia elections: nail holes, group voting and other quirks

    Indonesia is facing a colossal task to organise what is perhaps the world’s most complicated single-day election, as the FT...

  18. April 2, 2014

    Indonesia wrestles with election logistics

    slideshow: Indonesia’s election in numbers Fears about vote buying and poll manipulation are widespread as Indonesia...

  19. April 2, 2014

    Indonesian presidential hopefuls jostle for supremacy before poll

    Sixteen years after the fall of long-ruling dictator Suharto, Indonesia has developed into a thriving, boisterous democracy,...

  20. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2014

    Indonesia elections: hot celebs but few strong women

    “Hot celebs assault on parliament,” reads the headline of a local tabloid in a photograph that Destiya Purna Panca has...

  21. April 1, 2014

    Indonesia a stand-out in post-tapering world

    Whether political or financial, rallies are all the rage in this crucial election year in Indonesia. Just as voters herd...

  22. April 1, 2014

    Asian economies endure rocky start to the year

    Asia ended a rocky first quarter with a whimper. The region’s two biggest economies, the export machines of China and Japan,...

  23. beyondbrics

    March 30, 2014

    The week ahead March 31 - April 6

    A great deal of economic data is released this week, including closely-watched China PMI numbers for the month of March,...

  24. March 30, 2014

    Political risks are Baring down on Asean frontiers

    Baring Asset Management’s Soo Hai Lim is facing up to looming political risks within his Asean Frontiers fund. The $515m...

  25. March 28, 2014

    Short cuts: Grand Hotel’s matbordet, Sigmund Freud Museum exhibition, and Luna Hotel Baglioni’s new terrace suite

    Stockholm In his illuminating book on the Nordic countries, The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Michael Booth quotes the...

  26. March 28, 2014

    Asian producers seek to spice up noodle sales

    Emerging Asia’s biggest noodle producers are competing to spice up the humble packet of instant noodles in an attempt to...

  27. March 27, 2014

    Official warns EU-US trade deal at risk over investor cases

    Negotiations to create a transatlantic free trade zone risk collapsing if the EU has to drop a provision giving investors...

  28. March 27, 2014

    India seeks to shed ‘fragile five’ tag as economy improves

    By some measures India’s supposedly fragile economy has rarely looked in better shape, as the politicians prepare for next...

  29. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2014

    China smog a boon for EM suppliers of LNG

    The thick smog that blankets many Chinese cities represents a vast commercial opportunity for emerging market suppliers of...

  30. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2014

    Indonesia elections: the first-timers offering hope for change

    With Indonesia’s parliament and political parties having earned a popular reputation for corruption, waste and venality,...

  31. March 26, 2014

    Bumi: farewell to arms

    “A worthless pile of . . .” that was Nat Rothschild’s fruity Twitter valuation on Tuesday of coal mining assets returning to...

  32. March 26, 2014

    Indonesia to terminate more than 60 bilateral investment treaties

    Indonesia is planning to terminate more than 60 bilateral investment treaties that allow disgruntled foreign investors to...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    March 26, 2014

    The Pasola Festival

    Ulet Ifansasti/Getty A Pasola rider prepares to throw his spear during the pasola war festival at Wainyapu village in Sumba...

  34. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2014

    Guest post: oligarchy dominates Indonesia's elections

    By Jeffrey Winters of Northwestern University Indonesia’s political parties are not bottom-up institutions. They are more...

  35. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2014

    Guest post: Thailand to bounce back from political strife

    By Adithep Vanabriksha, Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust Thailand, the famed ‘Land of Smiles’, has been a lot less joyful...

  36. beyondbrics

    March 24, 2014

    Indonesia elections: Prabowo fights back

    By helicopter, by jeep and on horseback, former special forces general Prabowo Subianto came storming into a rally at...

  37. March 23, 2014

    EM held back by weak global recovery

    Data Lab: ‘Fragile five’ and the changing trade picture It was not supposed to happen this way. Swooning emerging market...

  38. March 23, 2014

    Time for frank US talk with Saudis

    When President Barack Obama meets King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia this week, there are likely to be sharp exchanges behind the...

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