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    1. February 12, 2016

      US to corral Asean support in South China Sea spat

      Later this year an obscure international tribunal in The Hague will issue a decision about contested islands in the...

    2. February 8, 2016

      Myanmar delay gives Aung San Suu Kyi last presidency chance

      A delay in nominating Myanmar's new president has created new hopes among supporters that Aung San Suu Kyi can thrash...

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    1. February 2, 2016

      Lawsgroup’s journey from Hong Kong to Myanmar

      Before his death in 1996, the Hong Kong textile tycoon Law Ting-pong handwrote a letter of wishes in which he expressed...

    2. February 1, 2016

      Myanmar MPs throng to take seats in NLD-dominated parliament

      Myanmar has once more made history in its transition from military rule with the launch of its first civilian-dominated...

    3. January 28, 2016

      Leader hails ‘triumph’ as Myanmar prepares for historic handover

      President Thein Sein on Thursday hailed the “triumph” of Myanmar’s shift from military rule as his country prepares for...

    4. January 21, 2016

      China and Myanmar’s SEZs: strategic partnership or can of worms?

      Since coming to power in 2011, Myanmar’s President Thein Sein has distanced the country from its previously tight-knit...

    5. 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...

    6. December 16, 2015

      FT Seasonal Appeal: Thailand’s slave ships on the retreat

      Two big food companies have made extraordinary admissions about forced labour and a former top anti-trafficking...

    7. December 11, 2015

      Women of 2015: Aung San Suu Kyi, opposition politician

      There may be world leaders who have had to wait longer than Aung San Suu Kyi to see a stolen election victory honoured,...

    8. December 10, 2015

      Creation of economic community forges new Asean era

      If there was an award for the most polite regional grouping in the world, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

    9. December 9, 2015

      The fiction of a unified, harmonised Asean

      If you think European nations are having a hard time holding it together — strained by disputes over immigration,...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      December 8, 2015

      River bank football

      Children play football on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy river in Mandalay, Myanmar on Tuesday ...

    11. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Taleb: “Three sets of five until exhaustion.” - “In a conference call, because you don’t have...

    12. December 8, 2015

      Myanmar bourse launches long quest for regional stardom

      Myanmar will finally ring the trading bell to launch its new stock exchange on Wednesday but bold talk that Asia’s...

    13. November 29, 2015

      Myanmar: Ho Chi Minting it

      When a new market opens, bullishness often prevails. Familiarity has not yet had time to breed contempt. This is...

    14. November 29, 2015

      Asean would be wise to beef up its powers

      The Association of Southeast Asian Nations should be an economic powerhouse. Asean’s population of 625m is set to grow...

    15. Tech blog

      November 25, 2015

      #techFT - Per Amazon Ad Astra

      Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos has landed a first for space travel, Adele has herself a new record of the sales kind, Isis...

    16. November 25, 2015

      Microsoft enters minefield of Myanmar business with IT deal

      Microsoft has stepped into the minefield of business in post-military era Myanmar by striking a deal with a...

    17. November 17, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi’s victory sets democracy example to neighbours

      The landslide win by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in Myanmar’s election caps a striking role reversal that has seen the...

    18. November 13, 2015

      From dictatorship to democracy in Myanmar

      Aung San Suu Kyi has won a remarkable victory in Myanmar’s first free elections for 25 years. Ever since the military...

    19. November 13, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi, the Lady who was never for turning

      It has taken Aung San Suu Kyi a quarter of a century to win a second chance of power in Myanmar, after the ruling...

    20. November 13, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi party wins historic Myanmar election

      Aung San Suu Kyi’s Myanmar opposition party has won a crushing overall parliamentary majority in a historic election...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      November 12, 2015

      Myanmar shower

      People shower in a street in Yangon on Thursday ...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      November 12, 2015

      The daily grit

      Labourers unload gravel from a boat docked in Dala township, opposite Yangon city, Myanmar ...

    23. November 11, 2015

      Myanmar election: Suu Kyi seeks army talks after landslide win

      Myanmar president Thein Sein has congratulated Aung San Suu Kyi as the scale of her opposition party's historic...

    24. November 10, 2015

      Myanmar’s election is a first step on a hard road

      On the streets of Yangon on Sunday, you could have been forgiven for thinking democracy was just around the corner. In...

    25. November 10, 2015

      Myanmar election: is this the end of military rule?

      Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s opposition leader, has claimed her National League for Democracy won three-quarters of the...

    26. November 10, 2015

      English-speaking nations dominate top of charitable giving index

      English-speaking nations represent two-thirds of the world’s 12 most charitable countries in this year’s World Giving...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      November 9, 2015

      Collecting alms in Yangon

      Novice Buddhist nuns walk to collect alms in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      November 9, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi supporters celebrate

      Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrate as they hear the first official results of the...

    29. November 9, 2015

      Myanmar opposition supporters claim landslide win in historic election

      Thousands of National League for Democracy followers roared over and over on Monday as a screen at its headquarters in...

    30. November 8, 2015

      Voters throng to historic Myanmar election 

      Myanmar voters go to the polls Millions of voters thronged to Myanmar’s historic general election on Sunday to take...

    31. The World

      November 8, 2015

      Myanmar’s elections and democracy in South-East Asia

      For anybody who used to visit Myanmar during the darkest days of the military junta, Sunday’s national elections seem...

    32. November 6, 2015

      Myanmar thinks local as voters go to long-awaited polls

      Tin Hla will cast a cut-price vote in Myanmar’s landmark parliamentary election on Sunday. In fact, if the 55-year-old...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      November 6, 2015

      Child labour

      A Myanmar child laborer carries baskets loaded with gravel used for construction on his shoulders in Yangon, Myanmar ...

    34. November 5, 2015

      Myanmar: Eyes on an election prize

      Kyi Hlaing is a child of Myanmar’s independence in 1948, but he has never cast a vote that counted. On Sunday he has...

    35. November 5, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi risks collision with military in Myanmar vote

      Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s veteran opposition leader, has risked a collision with the country’s powerful military by...

    36. November 3, 2015

      Myanmar vies to retain investor allure as Golden Land glow fades

      Foreign investment flows to Myanmar have tailed off since a mini-boom just before the military junta stood aside, as...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      November 3, 2015

      Supporter of the National League for Democracy

      A supporter of NLD, Myanmar‘s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi‘s National League for Democracy party looks on during...

    38. November 2, 2015

      Five battlegrounds to watch in Myanmar’s landmark election

      The campaign for Myanmar’s landmark general election has entered its final week, with opposition leader Aung San Suu...

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