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    1. June 28, 2015

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    1. June 25, 2015

      Philippines keeps rates on hold despite decline in trade

      Concerns are rising that the Philippine economy, once Southeast Asia’s fastest growing, is facing bigger threats than...

    2. June 16, 2015

      Manila in midst of ‘township’ boom

      The economic boom in the Philippines has come at a price: chronic traffic congestion. In Manila, the capital, gridlock has...

    3. June 16, 2015

      Philippine rebel group starts to disarm

      Members of the biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines began to lay down their arms on Tuesday in a process policy...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      June 12, 2015

      Hands off

      Activists hold a protest in front of the Chinese Consular Office in Manila as the country commemorates the 117th anniversary...

    5. June 10, 2015

      US v China: is this the new cold war?

      Strange things are happening in the South China Sea. In the past 18 months, Beijing has reclaimed 2,000 acres of land,...

    6. June 7, 2015

      US struggles for strategy to contain China’s island-building

      China’s efforts to dredge new land on remote coral atolls in the South China Sea have left the US struggling to come up with...

    7. June 5, 2015

      Airport delay highlights Philippine infrastructure gap

      The Philippines’ hopes of underpinning the country’s heady economic development through infrastructure investment have...

    8. May 31, 2015

      Cooler heads are needed in the South China Sea

      In the past 18 months, China has been enthusiastically dredging sand from the bottom of the South China Sea and building...

    9. May 31, 2015

      China defends island-building in disputed waters

      China has vigorously defended its effort to dredge new islands in the South China Sea, saying that features such as...

    10. May 28, 2015

      Graft probe raises doubts over Philippine presidential succession

      A growing corruption scandal has raised doubts over the Philippine presidential succession and threatens to unnerve...

    11. May 27, 2015

      Asia casinos hedge their bets amid China corruption crackdown

      Casino investors are divided over the regional impact of the corruption crackdown in China, with some hoping to pick up...

    12. May 26, 2015

      India tops China in Asian growth league

      Shifting trade patterns, cheaper oil and a slowing Chinese economy are helping to shake up the league table of Asian growth,...

    13. The World

      May 22, 2015

      America's pushback in the South China Sea

      Over the weekend, my colleague Richard McGregor, reported on the growing clamour in Washington to push back against China’s...

    14. May 20, 2015

      US patrols of South China Sea a ‘positive step’

      Pentagon plans to consider military patrols near disputed islands claimed by China in the South China Sea have won the...

    15. May 20, 2015

      Philippine port gridlock puts growth in the slow lane

      It’s not often that traffic congestion around a container port becomes a matter of national urgency. But over the past year...

    16. May 18, 2015

      Philippine president seeks to defuse tensions with China

      Amid steadily escalating tensions in the South China Sea, Philippine President Benigno Aquino has moved to rein in his...

    17. The World

      May 17, 2015

      Beijing's 'island factory' tests Washington's pivot to Asia

      Have the US and its allies in Asia reached a tipping point in their relations with China? The question posed by US China...

    18. May 16, 2015

      China and US seek to defuse maritime tensions

      China and the US sought to defuse growing tensions over land reclamation projects in the South China Sea on Saturday, with...

    19. May 15, 2015

      Peace agreement promises to unlock potential of Philippine south

      The growth story of the Philippines is by no means confined to booming call centres in Manila and the industrial enclaves...

    20. May 14, 2015

      Hard economics hit Southeast Asia consumer dream

      Multinational companies drawn to Southeast Asia by hopes of a long consumption boom are witnessing a reversal of fortunes in...

    21. May 14, 2015

      Fire kills 72 at Manila rubber slipper factory

      A fire on Wednesday that gutted a rubber slipper factory in the Philippine capital of Manila killed 72 people, a firefighter...

    22. May 11, 2015

      Typhoon Noul lashes northeast Philippines

      MANILA — Heavy rains and strong winds flattened houses on coastal areas as Typhoon Noul crashed into the northeastern tip of...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      May 6, 2015

      River recycling

      A woman paddles in a makeshift boat as she collects recyclable trash from a polluted river in Navotas city in the...

    24. May 5, 2015

      Manila eclipses Mumbai as services outsourcing magnet

      The Philippines has gone from regional laggard to become one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia over the...

    25. May 1, 2015

      US ‘welcome’ to use China’s man-made islands for civilian purposes

      The US and other countries will be welcome to use facilities on islands China is building in the South China Sea for...

    26. April 30, 2015

      Motorcycle sales in Asean splutter on falling disposable incomes

      Last week, EM Squared noted that the short-term outlook for auto sales in Asean was surprisingly weak given the region’s...

    27. The World

      April 28, 2015

      Baby quake evacuees spark Israeli surrogacy debate

      When a jumbo jet from Kathmandu landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport just after noon on Tuesday, the Israelis evacuated...

    28. April 20, 2015

      Declining fortunes of Benigno Aquino raise fears among investors

      President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines is facing growing political pressure as his approval ratings tumble to record...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      April 16, 2015

      Manila's staying power

      Filipino linemen conduct preventive maintenance to electrical lines in a street in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines...

    30. MBA blog

      April 15, 2015

      A poster team for diversity

      Right after a grueling two weeks, I packed my bags and left on a trip to Dubai. It was a perfect way to end the term:...

    31. FT Alphaville

      April 14, 2015

      China and a short nuttiness debate

      We assume we’ve made our position on this pretty clear… but apparently Citi remain unconvinced. To wit: “If the Chinese...

    32. April 8, 2015

      AT&T fined $25m over string of data breaches

      The US telecoms watchdog has fined AT&T $25m for failing to prevent a string of data breaches affecting 280,000 of its...

    33. March 31, 2015

      Nickel drops to 6-year low

      Nickel dropped to its lowest level in almost six years on Tuesday, with selling accelerating this week as investors worry...

    34. March 31, 2015

      Construction on the high seas adds to Asian maritime tensions

      Nation-building has come to Asia’s seas — literally — as China and Japan, already embroiled in territorial disputes over...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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