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    1. December 17, 2014

      Looming election dents Myanmar peace hopes

      Hopes for Myanmar’s first national ceasefire are fading as election season looms and lays bare political tensions that are...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      December 10, 2014

      Hard labour in Myanmar

      Myanmar’s day labourers unload sand from a ship as they work at a construction site on Wednesday in Yangon, Myanmar ...

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      China’s growth rate faces serious challenges: the population growth behind recent econ...
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    1. December 7, 2014

      Pentagon joins international fight to halt drug-resistant malaria

      The US military is throwing its weight behind an international campaign to stop drug-resistant malaria spreading from...

    2. The A-List

      November 19, 2014

      Obama's whirlwind Asia tour

        © Feng Li/Getty Images President Barack Obama’s recent trip across Asia was something of a whirlwind. He went to China for...

    3. November 18, 2014

      Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi fined $315m for ‘misleading regulators’

      Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi was ordered to pay $315m on Tuesday for “misleading regulators” over transactions with Iran, Sudan...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      November 14, 2014

      Obama meets Aung San Suu Kyi

      Nyein Chan Naing/EPA US President Barack Obama and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi greet each other at her house...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      November 14, 2014

      Myanmar prepares for Obama

      Damir Sagolj/Reuters A policeman secures a university compound where U.S. President Barack Obama will meet members of...

    6. November 14, 2014

      Obama gives blunt assessment of reforms in Myanmar

      YANGON – US President Barack Obama gave a blunt assessment on Friday of the need for further reform in Myanmar’s move...

    7. beyondbrics

      November 11, 2014

      Guest post: Myanmar should switch its development model

      By Stuart Larkin of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies President Barack Obama’s visit to Myanmar this week once again...

    8. November 11, 2014

      US divisions over Myanmar threaten to overshadow Obama visit

      A growing political battle over Myanmar’s transition from military rule threatens to overshadow President Barack Obama’s...

    9. beyondbrics

      November 10, 2014

      Five things you need to know about Asean - and they're not all good

      With China’s economy slowing, Japanese companies looking for an alternative to China due to political friction with Tokyo’s...

    10. November 7, 2014

      Obama seeks political solace in Asia after election losses

      Still licking his wounds from Tuesday’s electoral drubbing, Barack Obama travels to Asia on Saturday for an eight-day trip...

    11. November 7, 2014

      Official failings make Thailand a rip-off Rolex Shangri-La

      Arjun, an ethnic Gurkha immigrant to Thailand from Myanmar, has sold counterfeit watches for years on the street outside...

    12. November 4, 2014

      Economic transformation is the key to a free Myanmar

      The spotlight falls on the state of Myanmar’s political reforms next week when world leaders visit the country for the...

    13. October 31, 2014

      Military-linked group wins Myanmar beer spat

      Profits from Myanmar’s bestselling beers will soon flow solely to a company linked to the former ruling military, after...

    14. October 27, 2014

      Thai tycoon Charoen turns focus from cheap spirits to tea

      Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s multibillion-dollar empire is built on slaking Thais’ thirst for cheap spirits, but his future...

    15. October 19, 2014

      Myanmar jails journalists and former minister

      Myanmar’s courts have jailed a former minister, nine farmers and a group of journalists in what critics say is a widening...

    16. October 9, 2014

      Snake bite anti-venom remains crude and expensive

      On a farm at an undisclosed location in Utah, a British company milks venom from 500 carefully nurtured snakes every month....

    17. October 8, 2014

      Thai PM to meet kindred spirit on Myanmar trip

      Myanmar and Thailand have a torrid history but the ex-generals who now head both governments will meet on Thursday with what...

    18. October 3, 2014

      Interview: the comedian Zarganar stands up to tyranny in Myanmar

      On December 1 1974, after a short hop from Bangkok, a shiny oak coffin arrived in Rangoon aboard a small propeller plane....

    19. October 1, 2014

      Myanmar opens doors to foreign banks

      Myanmar has opened its doors to foreign banks for the first time in half a century, awarding nine trading licences to...

    20. September 14, 2014

      Car quirk poses quandary for Myanmar

      Squads of new foreign cars ranging from rugged Ford four-by-fours to sleek Jaguars have landed on Myanmar’s streets in what...

    21. September 5, 2014

      Mozambique ruby mine boosts global supply

      Coloured gemstones dominate today’s global fine jewellery market, sparkling in the windows of Bond Street, Place Vendôme and...

    22. September 4, 2014

      Ayman al-Zawahiri launches al-Qaeda south Asian wing

      Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda leader, has announced the formation of a south Asian branch of the Islamist extremist group,...

    23. September 2, 2014

      Uproar forces Myanmar U-turn on $8bn contract

      Public opposition has forced authorities in Myanmar into a rare U-turn over a contentious plan to hand an unknown company an...

    24. August 29, 2014

      Travel updates: New York, Myanmar, South Pacific, UK

      New York A landmark hotel that opened in 1903 and was reserved exclusively for women is being reborn as a retreat for a very...

    25. August 19, 2014

      Telenor uncovers child labour among Myanmar suppliers

      Telenor of Norway has found child labour at suppliers helping it build Myanmar’s first national mobile phone network, in a...

    26. August 18, 2014

      StanChart faces fresh $300m US settlement

      Standard Chartered is in talks to pay up to $300m to New York’s top banking regulator to settle allegations it failed to...

    27. beyondbrics

      August 18, 2014

      Telecoms and banks lead Myanmar reform push

      By Dan Gallucci The economic modernisation of Myanmar continues at a rapid clip. In the critical sectors of...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      August 15, 2014

      Tourist attraction

      Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP Photo A boy peddles a boat with passengers that came to see the recovery efforts of an ancient bell in...

    29. August 10, 2014

      China says South China Sea tension exaggerated

      China rejected calls from the US and the Philippines for countries to refrain from “provocative actions” that would raise...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      August 4, 2014

      Myanmar flooding

      Khin Maung Win/AP Local residents ride a boat on a flooded road overflown by the Bago river at a low-lying part in Bago, 80...

    31. August 1, 2014

      Road to Mandalay: the trade route vital to Asia’s future

      It is just after 8am on a sunny Saturday morning and the Muse border post is buzzing. The line of Burmese waiting for...

    32. beyondbrics

      July 23, 2014

      Guest post: Myanmar must choose between resource curse and export-led development

      By Stuart Larkin of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Following his “flipping the switch” on political reform, Thein...

    33. July 21, 2014

      Asean: Long on optimism

      When online travel search company Skyscanner wanted to expand in Asia, its management decided not to try China first, even...

    34. beyondbrics

      July 18, 2014

      Guest post: Using the Brics Bank to dilute the US dollar zone

      By Akshay Mathur, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations The New Development Bank launched this week in Brazil by...

    35. July 13, 2014

      Lenders seek Myanmar banking entrée

      Dozens of foreign banks are pushing to launch licensed operations in Myanmar, in a bid round closing on Monday that reveals...

    36. July 9, 2014

      No fairytale ending for poor, divided Myanmar

      Myanmar is a story just waiting for a fairytale ending. The beautiful daughter of an assassinated national hero faces down...

    37. The World

      June 29, 2014

      Xi harks back to China's 1950s foreign policy

      By Lucy Hornby It was a vintage 1950s moment as foreign diplomats based in Beijing streamed into the Great Hall of the...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      June 27, 2014

      Forming the line

      Wang Zhao/AFP Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi...

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