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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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....

    2. 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...

    3. 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....

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. June 26, 2014

      The opaque world of Myanmar’s oil industry

      A Kazakh gas magnate, a furniture maker and two brothers once under international sanctions are part of a colourful cast...

    25. June 23, 2014

      Fall in Myanmar drug seizures causes concern rather than relief

      Drug seizures in Myanmar have plunged as traffickers hide refineries and laboratories in lawless border areas, in an early...

    26. beyondbrics

      June 23, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt | Cairo trial delivers guilty verdict to three journalists working...

    27. June 23, 2014

      Myanmar’s Kachin state at the heart of illicit economy

      Kachin: Myanmar’s alternative economy As the convoy of trucks laden with precious Burmese teak and sandalwood snakes its way...

    28. May 23, 2014

      Great Walks: Into the hills of Myanmar

      This is a tale of two breakfasts. The first took place in a monastery, although it looked more like a glorified shed on...

    29. May 21, 2014

      Why topsy-turvy Asia is not the place it used to be

      The Philippines may have better medium-term growth prospects than China. From Beijing to Kuala Lumpur, cheese is in greater...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2014

      Full moon day of Kasone festival

      Ye Aung Thu/AFP The faithful wear traditional costumes as they take part in a ceremony at Shwedagon pagoda on the full moon...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      May 8, 2014

      Starving baby in Myanmar

      Andre Malerba/Getty Rosheda holds her two-month-old child in front of her hut. She is too poor to afford enough food, and...

    32. April 30, 2014

      March of intolerance threatens to trample on modern Asia

      In January Alexander Aan, a 32-year-old Indonesian data analyst, was released on parole after 19 months in jail. His crime?...

    33. April 28, 2014

      India needs a jolt – and Modi is a risk worth taking

      There is something thrilling about the rise of Narendra Modi. Indian politics has been dominated by the Gandhi dynasty since...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      April 28, 2014

      Woman with her babies at Dar Paing camp

      Minzayar/Reuters Displaced Rohingya woman Norbagoun carries her severely malnourished 25-day-old twins on her lap at the Dar...

    35. April 25, 2014

      Race is on to find new treatments for malaria

      Mao Zedong may seem an unlikely hero of the battle against malaria. During his leadership of China in the 1960s,...

    36. April 22, 2014

      A white-knuckle ride in Myanmar

      Thura Soe-Paing is Myanmar’s accidental entrepreneur. Arriving back home in 2010 thanks to his Brazilian diplomat wife’s...

    37. April 21, 2014

      Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 84

      Win Tin, the Myanmar journalist who became the country’s longest-serving political prisoner, has died aged 84 after seeing...

    38. April 21, 2014

      Myanmar media criminal cases put spotlight on human rights

      A flurry of criminal cases against Myanmar journalists is stoking wider fears of a human rights clampdown in the run-up to...

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