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      Bright New Year

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    1. February 5, 2016

      Asia’s surging household debt: how risky is it?

      Soaring household debt in Asia is one of the starkest legacies of the post-2008 low rates world order. If 10 years ago...

    2. February 4, 2016

      France opens probe into ‘bribery’ of Malaysia’s Najib Razak

      Paris prosecutors have launched a formal investigation into whether Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, was paid...

    3. February 4, 2016

      Hong Kong’s ‘lions’ dance for prosperity

      In Hong Kong the year of the monkey will be ushered in next Monday by dancing lions. The dances, believed to bring good...

    4. February 3, 2016

      Malaysia PM tightens grip on ruling party after critic toppled

      Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, tightened his grip on the country’s ruling party on Wednesday after the son of...

    5. February 3, 2016

      What you need to know about Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal

      The scandal around Malaysia’s 1MDB state investment fund has deepened after international investigators into the affair...

    6. February 2, 2016

      Najib Razak’s brother warns of 1MDB fallout in Malaysia

      The banker brother of Najib Razak has intervened in the financial scandal swirling around Malaysia and its prime...

    7. February 2, 2016

      Malaysia stifles dissent as public unrest grows

      Malaysia’s government has been battered by international allegations of corruption on a grand scale — yet at home prime...

    8. February 1, 2016

      Terror: The globalisation of extremism

      Gunmen hunting foreigners kill a Japanese farm expert in northern Bangladesh and an Italian aid worker in the capital...

    9. February 1, 2016

      Singapore seizes bank accounts linked to 1MDB investigation

      Singapore has seized a “large number” of bank accounts over possible money laundering offences linked to an...

    10. February 1, 2016

      Malaysia funds liquidate London office real estate holdings 

      Malaysian state investment funds are cashing out of lofty positions in the London property market, in a sign of the...

    11. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Shell agrees sale of stake in Malaysian refining unit

      Royal Dutch Shell, whose shareholders last week gave the nod to its £35bn takeover of rival BG Group, is continuing to...

    12. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: February off to positive start

      Following a tumultuous start to the year, Asian markets have started February on the front foot, and are higher in...

    13. January 31, 2016

      Swiss wreck efforts by Malaysia to contain 1MDB scandal

      Malaysia’s leaders are battling the most severe international pressure yet over alleged large-scale corruption after...

    14. January 28, 2016

      Chinese $5.5bn high-speed rail project held up in Indonesia

      China’s $5.5bn high-speed rail project in Indonesia has been halted a week after its groundbreaking ceremony in a...

    15. January 27, 2016

      The threat Najib poses to Malaysia’s reputation

      Events this week have done nothing to dispel a growing sense that Najib Razak has been a disastrous prime minister for...

    16. January 27, 2016

      Goldman banker takes ‘personal leave’

      Tim Leissner, the driving force behind high-profile deals between Goldman Sachs and Malaysia’s troubled state...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      January 27, 2016

      New Year decorations

      A tourist walks under traditional Chinese lanterns decorated for Lunar New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ...

    18. January 27, 2016

      Malaysia anti-corruption body seeks review in donation scandal

      Malaysia’s anti-graft body will appeal against Tuesday’s decision to clear the prime minister of wrongdoing in a...

    19. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Malaysian anti-graft investigators contest Najib ruling

      A power struggle in Malaysia over a financial scandal gripping Najib Razak’s government has broken into the open, after...

    20. January 26, 2016

      Malaysia leader’s $680m donation said to come from Saudi royals

      Transfers of $680m to the Malaysian prime minister’s bank account were made by the Saudi royal family, Malaysia’s...

    21. January 25, 2016

      China: an SOE story

      It is not easy being China. Growth is slowing, but the reforms it needs pull in opposing directions. Faltering...

    22. January 22, 2016

      Takata faces recall of millions more airbags

      Japan’s Takata faces a recall of millions more of its airbags in the US after the death of a ninth driver was linked to...

    23. January 22, 2016

      Asean’s love for fast food wanes

      Asean consumers love their fried chicken, burgers and fries. Fast-food franchises are a common sight in popular...

    24. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Malaysia holds rate at 3.25%

      As widely expected, Malaysia’s central bank has kept its key interest rate on hold at 3.25 per cent. In a statement,...

    25. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      'Don't panic' says Templeton's Hasenstab (again)

      Don’t panic. Step away from your terminals, and believe in the potential in emerging markets, says Michael Hasenstab....

    26. January 18, 2016

      FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2016 open for submissions

      The Financial Times is pleased to announce the launch of the submission process for the third Innovative Lawyers report...

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      January 15, 2016

      Asian stocks in late plunge, oil dips

      Whatever sense of stabilisation was felt this morning has already been forgotten. Asian markets started the final day...

    28. January 14, 2016

      Asean’s common market faces steep hurdles

      The Asean secretariat called it a “historic milestone”, the culmination of a journey of nearly half a century. The...

    29. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      MYR softens as Moody's cuts Malaysia's credit outlook

      Moody’s Investors Services had maintained Malaysia’s A3 credit rating, but trimmed its outlook to stable from positive....

    30. January 8, 2016

      Islamic banking advances in Southeast Asia

      An upsurge in piety among Muslims has been a boon for Islamic banking in Southeast Asia, where the sector is growing...

    31. January 5, 2016

      Discrepancy emerges in Malaysian fund 1MDB’s $1.7bn property sale

      Attempts to contain a financial scandal at Malaysia’s state development fund suffered a blow on Tuesday when it emerged...

    32. January 4, 2016

      SapuraKencana predicts oil price will take two years to recover

      One of Asia’s leading oilfield services groups has warned it expects crude prices to stay at sharply lower levels for...

    33. Fast FT

      December 24, 2015

      Oil extends rebound, Asian stocks rise

      Oil prices extended their rebound, boosting sentiment for risk and supporting pre-holiday rallies in the global stock...

    34. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      Fast Asia Open: Hear those jingle bells?

      If your family is the type to buy every gift last minute, there’s a decent chance you’re receiving Asian stocks this...

    35. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      Fast Asia Open: Markets struggle for direction

      A positive lead from Wall Street looks unlikely to spark a strong rally in Asia today, with investors winding down...

    36. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      EM assets out of favour as oil heads lower

      Emerging market stocks and currencies anyone? Anyone? EM assets are continuing to struggle to find buyers on Monday, as...

    37. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Year in a chart: Asian leverage edition

      Debt: you can have too much of a good thing, but weaning yourself off cheap money too fast does more harm than good....

    38. December 10, 2015

      Chinese workforce could yet rise, not fall

      China’s working age population will fall by more than 10 per cent, a loss of 90m people, by 2040, as much of east Asia...

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