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  1. September 15, 2014

    Indonesian finance minister urges Widodo to fast-track reform

    Indonesia’s finance minister has urged incoming president Joko Widodo to implement much-needed reform as soon as possible or...

  2. September 10, 2014

    Indonesia moves to abolish direct elections for local governors

    Indonesian lawmakers are making a last-ditch attempt to abolish direct elections for mayors and regional governors in what...

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  1. September 9, 2014

    World’s leading economies warned over ‘global jobs crisis’

    The world’s largest economies are still failing to create enough jobs and too many of those that are being produced are too...

  2. September 8, 2014

    Asean chiefs fear rising protectionism

    The chief executives of some of the biggest companies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have warned that...

  3. September 8, 2014

    Indonesia bourse hits record high

    The Indonesian stock market hit a fresh record high on Monday, with investors betting that incoming president Joko Widodo...

  4. September 7, 2014

    Choudhries’ bail conditions lifted in Rolls-Royce probe

    A UK Liberal Democrat donor, arrested as part of the UK anti-corruption agency’s investigation into Rolls-Royce, has had his...

  5. FT Alphaville

    September 5, 2014

    Estados Unidos and Spanish bond yields

    Those looking for excess in financial markets have lots of examples to choose from, but a recent favourite has been the...

  6. September 4, 2014

    Nickel jumps on Philippines ban reports

    Nickel prices have jumped 5 per cent since Tuesday following reports that the Philippines may consider emulating Indonesia...

  7. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2014

    Indonesia's sukuk attracts record order book

    Investors have piled into Indonesia’s $1.5bn worth of Islamic bonds, making bids for over six times that amount. So is the...

  8. September 3, 2014

    Palm oil producers face perfect storm

    At first glance it would be hard to see an immediate link between the military turmoil in Ukraine and the price of shampoo....

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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,...

  38. 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...

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