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    1. FT Photo Diary

      June 24, 2016

      Military parade

      Filipino army soldiers parade during Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin’s (unseen) visit to a military camp in Taguig...

    2. June 23, 2016

      Philippine companies start to spread their wings

      Companies from the Philippines are snapping up foreign assets at a record rate, in a sign of the growing strength of...

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    1. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      Philippines stays put on 3% interest rate

      The central bank of Philippines kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged in its first policy meeting after adopting...

    2. June 22, 2016

      Philippines’ Duterte to push population management measures

      The incoming Duterte government plans to halt handouts from a popular conditional cash transfer programme to poor...

    3. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      How Brexit could affect Asian currencies

      A possible Brexit will prove negative to most Asian currencies with China’s renminbi and India’s rupee suffering the...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      June 21, 2016

      Rush hour in Manila

      Motorists during rush hour along Ayala Avenue in Manila’s financial district Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines ...

    5. June 21, 2016

      Local chains take on coffee giants

      Not long after Starbucks made its first foray into Ho Chi Minh City in 2013, a local coffee chain called Phuc Long...

    6. June 20, 2016

      South China Sea: What to look out for in the UN tribunal ruling

      A UN tribunal is likely to rule soon on a controversial case brought by the Philippines which questions some of China’s...

    7. June 19, 2016

      China looks like a bully in South China Sea row

      At some point in the coming weeks an international arbitration court in The Hague will rule on whether China’s...

    8. June 16, 2016

      Remittances to Philippines remain subdued after marked slowdown

      Half of remittance recipients expected no change in the amount of money they receive in the next six months. Basic...

    9. Fast FT

      June 15, 2016

      Crown Resorts announces plan for demerger, property IPO

      Crown Resorts, the Australia-listed casino and hotels group, has announced plans to carve out some of its international...

    10. June 13, 2016

      San Miguel stays on the right side of Philippine politics

      A version of this article was first published by the Nikkei Asian Review. --- San Miguel is arguably the most audacious...

    11. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Philippines export contraction softens after sharpening

      Exports from the Philippines fell for a thirteenth consecutive month in April, but came in better than expected as...

    12. June 6, 2016

      Beijing defies criticism as it charts course in S China Sea

      Ashton Carter, US secretary of defence, led a chorus of international voices criticising China at the weekend...

    13. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Bangladesh bank hackers linked to Philippines attack - Symantec

      The cyber thieves trying to siphon money out of the financial system through the Swift payment network have been linked...

    14. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Philippines imports bounced back in March

      The Philippines may be grappling the same muted global demand as other Asian exporters, but the latest trade data...

    15. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to follow Wall St higher, oil gains

      US crude prices rose to their highest level since October, but it was strong gains for financial and technology stocks...

    16. May 19, 2016

      Chinese fighter jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea

      Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” interception of a US military aircraft that was flying over the South...

    17. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Philippines Q1 GDP expands by 6.9%

      The Philippines economy grew more than expected in the first quarter of 2016, and at the fastest pace since 2014. GDP...

    18. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Aussie jobs, Fed eyes June rate rise

      The rising prospects of the Federal Reserve lifting interest rates in June saw Wall Street stumble across the finish...

    19. May 16, 2016

      Rodrigo Duterte vows to restore death penalty in the Philippines

      Days after declaring victory in the Philippine presidential election, Rodrigo Duterte reinforced his image as a...

    20. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Indonesia motorbike sales hit the brakes in April

      Sales in one of the world’s largest markets for motorbikes stalled again in April after revving up the month before....

    21. May 12, 2016

      Filipinos look for reasons to be cheerful about Rodrigo Duterte

      Days after Rodrigo Duterte declared victory in the Philippine presidential election, hopes are rising that he will...

    22. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Philippines leaves rates unchanged after Duterte election

      Political risk? What political risk… Philippines’ central bank has opted to leave rates unchanged on Thursday, in its...

    23. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      LafargeHolcim Q1 results disappoint as EM sales bite

      Operating profitability at LafargeHolcim came up short in the first quarter as the world’s biggest cement maker...

    24. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets slide despite oil's gain

      Further gains for oil and other commodities weren’t enough to see US and European stocks close in the black, setting...

    25. May 11, 2016

      Philippines: ‘Duterte Harry’

      Honesty may be the best policy, but there is something to say for clarity too. Rodrigo Duterte, presumptive president...

    26. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Philippines exports continue to slide

      The campaign and victory of Rodrigo Duterte focused international attention on human rights and political stability in...

    27. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: On the up-and-up

      Asian markets could be in line for their first back-to-back gains since mid-April as a jump in energy and financial...

    28. May 10, 2016

      A threat to stability in the Philippines

      Even by the standards of the Philippines, where power has oscillated at times between belligerent demagogues and...

    29. May 10, 2016

      Rodrigo Duterte, the ‘punisher’ mayor set to lead the Philippines

      Rodrigo Duterte, presumptive president of the Philippines, is a man who brags about Viagra-fuelled love affairs and...

    30. May 10, 2016

      Meet Rodrigo Duterte, the president-in-waiting of the Philippines

      As campaign pitches go, Rodrigo Duterte’s was chilling. In his last campaign rally address before winning Monday’s...

    31. May 10, 2016

      US warship sails near Chinese-claimed reef in South China Sea

      An American warship on Tuesday morning sailed close to Fiery Cross Reef, a contested feature in the South China Sea, in...

    32. May 10, 2016

      Rodrigo Duterte claims Philippine presidential poll triumph

      Rodrigo Duterte has claimed victory in the Philippine presidential election, with early results indicating the...

    33. May 9, 2016

      Philippines election spending: and the winners are . . .

      Monday’s presidential election in the Philippines comes after one of the most closely fought contests in decades, in...

    34. May 9, 2016

      Philippines election: what you need to know

      Voters in the Philippines head to the polls on Monday to decide who will succeed Benigno Aquino as president, in one of...

    35. May 8, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Talks held on Syrian peace process

      France will hold talks this week with Turkish and Gulf Arab officials to discuss the Syrian peace process, which is...

    36. May 6, 2016

      StanChart to offload retail arm in the Philippines

      Standard Chartered is selling its retail business in the Philippines, the latest move in a strategy to concentrate on...

    37. May 5, 2016

      Philippine voters seek change as they head to polls

      Long known as the sick man of Asia, the Philippines has been transformed over the past six years under President...

    38. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      Philippines consumer inflation static in April

      Don’t call it a rebound. Consumer inflation in the Philippines rose 1.1 per cent year on year in April, coming in 0.1...

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