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      Asia Resource Minerals takeover plans clear investor hurdle

      Plans for a takeover of Asia Resource Minerals have cleared a key hurdle after investors in the embattled coal miner...

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    1. June 29, 2015

      ‘Picts’ most exposed to Fed rate rise fallout

      Never mind the Brics or the Fragile Five — the Picts is the new emerging market group investors should worry about as they...

    2. June 28, 2015

      AirAsia CEO pledges to prove airline’s critics wrong

      A catastrophic crash at his Indonesian airline, the relegation of his English football team, an embarrassing exit from...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      June 25, 2015

      High alert at Mount Sinabung

      Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung releases volcanic material into the air in Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The...

    4. June 24, 2015

      Investors lose patience for Indonesia’s infrastructure buildout

      Have Indonesia’s construction stocks lost their lustre? For the past two years, many of the country’s listed construction...

    5. June 24, 2015

      Indonesia police launch Uber investigation

      Police in Jakarta have launched an investigation into Uber after local taxi companies filed a complaint against the...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      June 24, 2015

      Lava beneath the stars

      Molten lava spills from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Berastepu village in Karo, North Sumatra province,...

    7. June 22, 2015

      Coking coal market slumps despite iron ore rebound

      Iron ore and metallurgical coal, the two main ingredients in steelmaking, have for the past six months broadly moved in...

    8. June 19, 2015

      Asia keeps its appetite for instant noodles

      In a supermarket in Bangkok an entire aisle is devoted to more than one hundred varieties of instant noodles. It is...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      June 18, 2015

      Lava flows

      Hot lava flows from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, early Thursday ...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      June 17, 2015

      Mount Sinabung smoke

      A local farmer pauses her work as Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke, seen from Tiga Kicat village onWednesday in...

    11. June 15, 2015

      People smuggler payments claim hits Australia-Indonesia relations

      Tony Abbott came to power promising “more Jakarta, less Geneva”. But halfway through his first term as prime minister,...

    12. June 12, 2015

      The problem with emerging markets

      It was not too long ago that the emerging markets were regularly eulogised as the permanent powerhouses of the world...

    13. June 12, 2015

      Coal: slagged off

      Coal is the most hated commodity in the world. The tale of woe is familiar: falling demand in China, cheaper gas and...

    14. June 12, 2015

      Singapore urges closer Asean markets integration

      Stock markets in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand should develop linked up post-trade systems to speed integration of...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      June 12, 2015

      Publicly punished

      An Acehnese woman reacts as she is publicly whipped with a cane as punishment, in Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia, Friday. Four...

    16. June 12, 2015

      Australia accused of bribing people traffickers

      Australia has come under pressure to clarify whether its navy paid the crew of a boat full of asylum seekers to persuade...

    17. June 11, 2015

      The Look of Silence — film review

      In powerful cinema there is a thin line between affecting and infecting. The Look of Silence is a dangerous film to watch....

    18. June 11, 2015

      Indonesia scraps luxury taxes in bid to boost flagging growth

      President Joko Widodo’s government has scrapped luxury taxes on most affected goods in an attempt to boost consumption and...

    19. June 11, 2015

      Emerging markets display US rate resilience

      The recent rise in US bond yields has not delivered the same degree of fretting in emerging market assets that a similar...

    20. June 10, 2015

      Emerging markets: Trading blow

      It was only five years ago, but it feels like a different era. Roger Agnelli, the then chief executive of Vale, the...

    21. June 8, 2015

      Southeast Asia sees the rise of the hijabster

      They’re young. They’re hip. They wear the hijab. And multinationals like Unilever, Procter & Gamble and L’Oréal have taken...

    22. June 8, 2015

      Nat Rothschild gives up long battle for Asia Resource Minerals

      Nat Rothschild recently completed a masters degree in addiction studies. His attempts to build an Indonesian coal miner over...

    23. June 8, 2015

      Nat Rothschild sells Asia Resource Minerals stake

      Nat Rothschild’s controversial five-year foray into Indonesia’s coal sector has come to an end after the financier’s...

    24. June 5, 2015

      Small-cap Week, June 6

      Churchill Mining was among the star performers this week after the Indonesian government dropped allegations that the miner...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      June 4, 2015

      Sinabung level raised

      An Indonesian farmer in Karo district watches the Mount Sinabung volcano erupting. Thousands of people have been evacuated...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      June 3, 2015

      Getting synchronized

      Team Indonesia start their routine in their Team Technical and Free Routine synchronized swimming finals at the Southeast...

    27. June 2, 2015

      Asia’s boat people: Nowhere is home

      Ziaur Rahman has history in four countries but a secure home in none. The 23-year-old from the Rohingya ethnic group grew up...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      June 2, 2015

      Rohingya refugees

      Rohingya refugee children play at their temporary camp in Kuala Cangkoi, North Aceh, Indonesia on Tuesday ...

    29. May 26, 2015

      India tops China in Asian growth league

      Shifting trade patterns, cheaper oil and a slowing Chinese economy are helping to shake up the league table of Asian growth,...

    30. May 26, 2015

      Cheap oil fails to spark consumer spending boom

      Call it the mystery of the missing oil money. When the price of Brent crude more than halved in the second half of last...

    31. May 26, 2015

      East Java’s rise offsets Indonesia’s slowdown

      Indonesia’s economy expanded 4.7 per cent in the first quarter of this year, its slowest pace of growth since 2009, as the...

    32. May 22, 2015

      The unwanted Rohingya refugees dumped at sea

      Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter Roshida loaded herself and four of her children on to a cramped cargo boat...

    33. May 22, 2015

      Ousted CEO digs in in lockout at Asia Resource Minerals

      It has all the elements of a corporate thriller. An ousted chief executive occupies the company’s headquarters, takes...

    34. The World

      May 22, 2015

      America's pushback in the South China Sea

      Over the weekend, my colleague Richard McGregor, reported on the growing clamour in Washington to push back against China’s...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      May 21, 2015

      Rohingya survivors

      Rohingya migrants, who recently arrived in Indonesia by boat, carry an IV drip as they help a fellow migrant to walk inside...

    36. May 20, 2015

      Rothschild cools on full Asia Resource offer

      Nat Rothschild and his Russian partners have decided not to pursue an offer for Asia Resource Minerals, the Indonesian coal...

    37. May 20, 2015

      Indonesia and Malaysia offer refuge for thousands of migrants

      Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter Indonesia and Malaysia have offered temporary refuge to thousands of...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      May 19, 2015

      Assistance for the displaced

      A volunteer helps a Bangladeshi migrant cut his hair at a temporary shelter on Tuesday, in Kuala Langsa, Aceh province,...

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