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    1. March 19, 2015

      CRH deal approved as Holcim-Lafarge talks stall

      Shareholders in CRH have given their overwhelming backing to a €6.5bn deal to buy assets from Lafarge and Holcim — even as...

    2. March 19, 2015

      The charity that matches surplus medicine with acute need

      Pharmaceuticals executives might not seem the most likely recipients of hospitality from HRH the Prince of Wales. The heir...

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    1. Investing in Young People

      With a third of the world’s 200m unemployed under the age of 25, FT writers examine th...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      March 18, 2015

      Fire debris

      Majay Bugarin, 5, shows materials he collected among debris after a fire in a slum area in Malabon City, north of Manila,...

    2. March 18, 2015

      FDI flows to SE Asia are not at China’s expense

      China has lagged behind Southeast Asia’s leading economies in attracting foreign direct investment for the second year...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      March 9, 2015

      A close shave in Quezon

      Filipina women have their heads shaved during a rally at the gates of the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city,...

    4. February 19, 2015

      China treads more cautiously over maritime disputes

      Nine months after China dispatched an oil rig to disputed waters off Vietnam, sparking a violent reaction, Beijing has sent...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      February 12, 2015

      Hot air

      Filipinos view a Vincent Van Gogh shaped character-themed hot air balloon being inflated during the 19th International Hot...

    6. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2015

      Manila's new casino seeks business from Macau, Singapore

      By Gavin Bowring and Felipe Salvosa The City of Dreams Manila, an integrated gaming and entertainment resort that cost $1bn...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      February 5, 2015

      Manila Bay sunset

      Houses on stilts are silhouetted as the sun sets over Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines. ...

    8. January 29, 2015

      Philippine economy defies Asian slowdown

      The Philippines has defied regional trends by recording a pick-up in growth in the fourth quarter, as a bounce in government...

    9. FT Alphaville

      January 19, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Shares in China’s biggest securities brokerages tumbled this morning and dragged...

    10. beyondbrics

      January 19, 2015

      Guest post: can India repeat China's ascent?

      By Frederic Neumann, HSBC Things in China look a bit soggy. True, growth a touch above 7 per cent is nothing to sneer at....

    11. January 18, 2015

      Seven million people flock to hear Pope Francis in Manila

      Pope Francis drew between 6m and 7m people to an open-air mass in the Philippines on Sunday, shattering the previous record...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      January 16, 2015

      Photographing Pope Francis

      People hold up their phones and cameras to take a photo of Pope Francis in Manila, Philippines. Pope Francis will visit...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      January 16, 2015

      Waiting for Pope Francis

      Young boys dressed as the Swiss Guard rest as they wait for Pope Francis at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate...

    14. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2015

      Oil price slump cleaves divisions between EM winners and losers

      The skidding prices of oil and other commodities are starting to cleave sharp divisions between those emerging market (EM)...

    15. January 15, 2015

      Pope Francis says there are limits to free speech

      Pope Francis said freedom of expression should be limited, especially when it involved insulting religion, even as he...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      January 15, 2015

      Awaiting the Pope in Manila

      Filipino Catholics gather for Pope Francis’s arrival in Manila, Philippines. ...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      January 13, 2015

      Celebratory meal ahead of Pope Francis's arrival

      Residents of the garbage dumpsite Payatas, eat a “pagpag” or recycled meal to celebrate Pope Francis’s planned visit on...

    18. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2015


      A show of unity in Paris, an AirAsia black box and Apple’s secret door More than 3.7m marched in Paris and across France in...

    19. January 12, 2015

      Five themes colour Pope’s Asia agenda

      Pope Francis departs on Monday for his second trip to Asia — and his seventh international visit — since he was elected to...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      January 7, 2015

      Black Nazarene procession

      Devotees with replica statues of the Black Nazarene participate in a procession in Manila. Millions of devotees are expected...

    21. January 7, 2015

      Philippines locks in record-low borrowing costs

      The Philippines has become the first sovereign issuer to tap the US dollar debt markets this year, locking in record-low...

    22. FT Data

      January 6, 2015

      Datawatch: Large ship losses

      Losses of large ships have been steadily declining over the past decade; 94 ships of more than 100 gross tons were lost at...

    23. January 2, 2015

      Euro undermined by Draghi comments

      Friday 21.00 GMT. Mario Draghi’s latest comments provided the main focus for global markets as 2015 got under way, with the...

    24. December 30, 2014

      Asean smartphone makers play to home market strengths

      Lionel Messi starred in global advertisements this summer for Samsung Electronics but in Indonesia the Barcelona footballer...

    25. December 29, 2014

      Xiaomi fundraising values group at $45bn

      China’s top-selling smartphone maker Xiaomi has raised $1.1bn in a venture capital funding round valuing it at $45bn, in a...

    26. December 19, 2014

      Asian groups near deal to expand Dunkin’ Donuts in China

      One of Asia’s biggest private equity funds has teamed up with a Philippines restaurant chain to roll out Dunkin’ Donuts in...

    27. December 16, 2014

      Manila: springboard into Asia

      Population of greater Manila 21.3m Number in Philippines living on less than $1 a day 25m Percentage of internet users on...

    28. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      The gender gap in Asia Pacific: shrinking but not enough

      The World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Gender Gap Report, released last month, presented some interesting findings about...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      December 10, 2014

      Baby in Hammock

      A baby sleeps in a hammock at an evacuation centre for Typhoon Hagupit victims in San Julian, Eastern Samar in central...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      December 9, 2014

      Clearing after Typhoon Hagupit

      A boy looks for recyclable materials among the garbage washed ashore by Typhoon Hagupit in Cavite, south of Manila in the...

    31. December 8, 2014

      Typhoon spurs calls for climate change compensation

      A powerful typhoon that tore through the Philippines on the weekend has spurred calls at UN climate talks in Lima for rich...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      December 8, 2014

      Typhoon aftermath

      Filipino typhoon victims walk among debris in the typhoon-hit town of Can-Avid, Samar island, Philippines, on Monday....

    33. December 6, 2014

      Typhoon Hagupit tears into Philippines

      Typhoon Hagupit slams into the Philippines MANILA — A powerful typhoon tore through the central Philippines on Sunday,...

    34. December 6, 2014

      Massive evacuation as Typhoon Hagupit nears Philippines

      MANILA, Dec 6 - More than half a million people in the Philippines have fled from a powerful typhoon in one of the world’s...

    35. December 4, 2014

      SoftBank buys $250m stake in GrabTaxi

      SoftBank has bought a $250m stake in GrabTaxi, a southeast Asian Uber-style taxi-hailing app, in the latest example of the...

    36. November 27, 2014

      Philippines: think outside the boxer

      The Philippines has a population of 100m, but may be best known abroad as the home of a big shoe collection and a great...

    37. beyondbrics

      November 27, 2014

      Vietnam yields cautionary tale over Chinese investment

      China’s new charm offensive in Asia – using infrastructure development to garner soft power at the expense of rivals US and...

    38. November 24, 2014

      Heat of climate debate will rise as private sector moves in

      When Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, about 20m tonnes of sulphur dioxide and ash rose into the skies and...

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