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    1. beyondbrics

      March 3, 2015

      China and Japan vie for influence with Thai rail projects

      The strategic rivalry between Japan and China in Asia is finding expression not only in territorial disputes in the east...

    2. February 19, 2015

      Influx of Myanmar’s refugees poses dilemma for China

      Tens of thousands of refugees crossing into China to flee renewed fighting in northern Myanmar risk catapulting Beijing into...

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    2. Special Report: Urban Demographics 2013

      China’s growth rate faces serious challenges: the population growth behind recent econ...
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    1. February 15, 2015

      Myanmar’s next steps depend on the generals

      Five years after Myanmar’s generals set off on their road to the ghastly sounding “discipline-flourishing democracy”, the...

    2. February 10, 2015

      Amnesty says miners in Myanmar profited from state violence

      International mining companies have profited from state violence, forced evictions and possible sanctions breaches in...

    3. February 8, 2015

      Myanmar: Suu Kyi’s search for ‘one brave soldier’

      Aung San Suu Kyi has made a long journey to her new base inside the sprawling parliamentary complex of pagoda-like buildings...

    4. February 3, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi insists she can still lead Myanmar

      Aung San Suu Kyi insists she can still lead Myanmar despite her fears that the transition from dictatorship has become a...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      January 23, 2015

      Flying over Yangon

      A passenger boat moves across the water while people on board feed seagulls at Botahtaung Jetty in Yangon, Myanmar   ...

    6. The World

      January 16, 2015

      Sri Lanka and an unravelling string of pearls

      The recent Sri Lankan presidential election was remarkable for several reasons. First, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the over-confident...

    7. January 13, 2015

      ‘Union Jack’ Hayward dies at 91

      Sir Jack Hayward, the multimillionaire former owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers, has died aged 91. Better known as “Union...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      January 9, 2015

      Myanmar sunset

      Boys play with a ball at sunset in Yansi village, Donhe township in the Naga self-administered zone in northwest Myanmar....

    9. January 9, 2015

      At the border of hope and despair

      “Uncle George” has been in exile for more than 37 years and his abundant charm can’t hide his desire to go home....

    10. FT Alphaville

      January 5, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      The euro fell to a nine-year low this morning after Mario Draghi hinted strongly that the ECB will unveil new easing...

    11. January 4, 2015

      Pope Francis chooses 20 cardinals from across the globe

      Pope Francis has appointed 20 new cardinals from 18 countries in a clear move by the pontiff to diversify the College of...

    12. December 28, 2014

      Malaria: Real and present danger

      Ka Lar Nar’s fellow east Myanmar villagers chuckle at the story of his periodic headaches because they know he likes his...

    13. December 28, 2014

      Buddhist militancy triggers international concern

      Shahabadeen Sahira had a traumatic first-hand view of a new wave of militant Buddhist nationalist groups, whose rise across...

    14. 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...

    15. 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 ...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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....

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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