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  1. August 28, 2014

    EM’s ‘fragile five’ back under pressure

    The two moons that govern the fortunes of emerging market investors are starting to wane in unison. China’s investment...

  2. August 24, 2014

    Indonesia falls behind in mobile banking

    Mobile phone banking has already transformed the provision of financial services in emerging markets such as Kenya, Mexico...

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  1. August 24, 2014

    Indonesian bank BRI takes microcredit on the road

    As more people across the globe go online to manage their finances, banks have been quick to offer smartphone apps for...

  2. August 21, 2014

    Copper and zinc shrug off weak China data

    Copper and zinc shrugged off weak Chinese manufacturing and trade data on Thursday, building on strong gains made in the...

  3. August 21, 2014

    Indonesian election result challenge dismissed

    Indonesia’s constitutional court has dismissed a challenge to the presidential election result, paving the way for Jakarta...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    August 21, 2014

    Indonesia election protest

    Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty images Indonesian riot police stand guard as former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s...

  5. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2014

    Legal hodge-podge frustrates Asean harmonisation

    Of all the colonial legacies left by Britain, France and the Netherlands in Asia, one of the least talked-about – yet...

  6. August 20, 2014

    A sense of destiny inspires China’s maritime claims

    China’s creeping occupation of the South China Sea is not primarily motivated by oil, let alone by its diminishing stock of...

  7. August 20, 2014

    Asians poorer than official data suggest, says ADB

    The Asian Development Bank has joined calls for a rethink of the way poverty is measured, saying the number of poor in Asia...

  8. beyondbrics

    August 20, 2014

    EM equities rated most attractive asset class - survey

    Global institutional investors regard emerging market (EM) equities as the most attractive of all major asset classes, a new...

  9. August 19, 2014

    Australia and Indonesia to resume intelligence co-operation

    Australia and Indonesia are close to signing an agreement to end a rift over revelations last year that the Australian...

  10. beyondbrics

    August 19, 2014

    Guest post: beyond the acronyms, EM reform is what really counts

    By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources There’s nothing like an acronym or a catchy label when it comes to emerging markets. The...

  11. beyondbrics

    August 19, 2014

    Guest post: China's infrastructure boom to be exported to Asia

    By John Zhu, HSBC China has been a favoured destination for foreign direct investment since its economy opened up more than...

  12. August 13, 2014

    Indonesia prepares for Isis backlash from returning jihadis

    Indonesia is intensifying its counter-terrorism efforts to combat a possible backlash from Indonesians and other southeast...

  13. August 12, 2014

    Asia Resource Minerals postpones bond issue

    Asia Resource Minerals’ main operating subsidiary has reversed plans for a bond issue that would have helped refinance its...

  14. beyondbrics

    August 12, 2014

    EM export surge reveals split in fortunes

    Emerging market (EM) economies are rebounding from an export malaise that has marred their fortunes since early 2012 and...

  15. August 10, 2014

    Tunisia and Pakistan join the sukuk rush

    Countries including Pakistan, Tunisia and South Africa are drawing up plans to issue government bonds that comply with...

  16. August 8, 2014

    Weakest Asia showing for Pru in seven years amid sterling strength

    Prudential is set to unveil the weakest performance at its Asia business since 2007 as the strong pound knocks about a...

  17. FT Photo Diary

    August 8, 2014

    Tomohon International Flower Festival

    Putu Sayoga/Getty Images A participant’s float from South Minahasa during Tomohon International Flower Festival on Friday in...

  18. beyondbrics

    August 8, 2014

    Book review: Five key EM insights to elucidate "the East"

    “When eating an elephant, take one bite at a time”, US Army officer and Vietnam veteran Creighton Abrams once said. In his...

  19. August 8, 2014

    Iron ore price hangs in the balance

    It is the big question hanging over the price of iron ore – how much high-cost supply in China and other countries will need...

  20. David Allen Green

    August 7, 2014

    Ape selfies and the law of copyright

    An ape takes a selfie: but who owns the copyright in the photograph? This question is in the news because of a decision...

  21. August 6, 2014

    Indonesia pushes Central Java as Asian low-cost manufacturing hub

    A revolution is brewing in the shadow of Mount Merapi, one of Indonesia’s most mystical and active volcanoes. The sleepy...

  22. August 5, 2014

    Indonesian economic growth lowest for almost five years

    Economic growth in Indonesia has fallen to the lowest level for almost five years, underlining the tough challenges...

  23. August 4, 2014

    Nickel rises as stockpile concerns recede

    Nickel bounced from a one-month low on Monday as analysts said concerns about rising stockpiles outside China had been...

  24. August 3, 2014

    End impunity in Indonesia

    Sander Thoenes was 30 years old when he was murdered in East Timor, as Indonesia evacuated the former Portuguese colony in...

  25. August 3, 2014

    Aberdeen ‘sceptical’ over India euphoria

    Asian equity manager Hugh Young has been trimming his exposure to India in his flagship £2.2bn Aberdeen Asia Pacific Equity...

  26. July 30, 2014

    BAT profits hit by strength of sterling

    The strength of sterling hit British American Tobacco’s operating profits in its half-year results, overshadowing the...

  27. July 29, 2014

    Cost cutting pushes up profits at PZ Cussons

    Currency weakness wiped £12m off sterling profits at PZ Cussons, the maker of Imperial Leather and St Tropez tanning lotion,...

  28. July 29, 2014

    Widodo’s presidential victory halts Indonesia market rally

    The election of Joko Widodo, the reformist governor of Jakarta, as Indonesia’s next president was supposed to be good news...

  29. July 27, 2014

    Foreign money returns to Russian bond market

    Outflows of foreign money from the Russian bond market due to the Ukraine crisis were almost completely reversed by...

  30. July 27, 2014

    Asian credit markets expand at a record pace

    Asian credit markets are expanding at a record pace, attracting growing numbers of both international and local...

  31. July 25, 2014

    Lead jumps to highest in eight months

    Lead ballooned to an eight-month high on Friday as the recent rally in base metals prices showed no sign of ending. The...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    July 24, 2014

    End of Ramadan rush

    Agung Parameswara/Getty Would-be revellers queue to board a ferry at Gilimanuk Port in Jembrana, Indonesia. In the days...

  33. July 24, 2014

    Joko Widodo to cut Indonesia’s $21bn fuel subsidy bill ‘gradually’

    Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s president-elect, has warned that he will only cut the country’s $21bn fuel subsidy bill gradually...

  34. July 23, 2014

    Joko Widodo must not waste his mandate in Indonesia

    After an extended count lasting the best part of a fortnight, Joko Widodo, governor of Jakarta, has narrowly won the race to...

  35. July 23, 2014

    Freeport-McMoRan close to Indonesian deal

    Freeport-McMoRan is on the verge of signing a deal with Indonesia that will lift curbs on exports from one of the world’s...

  36. July 23, 2014

    Japanese trading houses look to sell Australia coal assets

    Two Japanese trading houses are trying to sell their stakes in a big Australian coal project, in a further sign of a...

  37. July 23, 2014

    Intervention fears hit Asian EM currencies

    Asian emerging market currencies came off early highs on Wednesday, as investors reacted to the prospect of central bank...

  38. July 23, 2014

    Prabowo Subianto to challenge Indonesia poll result

    Defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto plans to file an appeal in Indonesia’s constitutional court, according to...

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