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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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....

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. May 2, 2016

      China builds ties as well as airstrips in South China Sea

      What do the governments of Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Russia have in common, apart from their lack of...

    25. April 29, 2016

      China blocks US aircraft carrier from entering Hong Kong

      China has refused to allow a US aircraft carrier to carry out a planned port visit in Hong Kong for the second time in...

    26. April 28, 2016

      Philippines energises as FDI powerhouse

      The Philippines is becoming an emerging powerhouse in foreign direct investment. After sinking to a multiyear low in...

    27. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2016

      Asia reform: Roadblocks to progress

      By Jon Harrison and Trey McArver of Trusted Sources The prospects for structural economic reform in developing Asian...

    28. April 26, 2016

      Cyber thieves target bank systems after Bangladesh heist

      Cyber thieves who pulled off one of the biggest robberies in history when they raided the Bangladesh central bank in...

    29. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Philippines import growth slowed in February

      Growth in imports to the Philippines slowed dramatically in February, coinciding with a spell of weakness against the...

    30. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Weak lead from US sets tone for markets

      Asian markets look set to ease on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled its horns in ahead of this week’s central bank...

    31. April 21, 2016

      Asean demand for travel takes off

      The new Filipino and Vietnamese middle class are flying in ever-greater numbers within Southeast Asia as they...

    32. FT Data

      April 21, 2016

      Experts raise alarm over rise in "open data inequality"

      While the UK can cheer for being nominated for the second year in a row the most open country in the world for data...

    33. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Oil recovers

      A recovery in oil prices underpinned gains for markets on both sides of the Atlantic overnight, and should see Asian...

    34. April 12, 2016

      America needs more than symbolic gestures in the South China Sea

      Admiral Harry Harris, the commander of US Pacific Command, was recently asked in a Senate Armed Services Committee...

    35. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      World Bank revises Asia Pacific growth forecasts

      The World Bank has released updated projections for growth in the East Asia and Pacific region, and there’s plenty of...

    36. April 7, 2016

      Barclays to sell Asia wealth division to OCBC for $320m

      Barclays has agreed to sell its wealth and investment management business in Singapore and Hong Kong to Singapore’s...

    37. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Oil a help, Japan under pressure again

      Japanese shares again look set to stand out as decliners in Asia as the yen strengthened further, but sentiment...

    38. April 6, 2016

      Anbang to acquire Allianz’s South Korea operations

      Allianz has pulled out of South Korea, selling its poorly-performing business in the country to Anbang, the acquisitive...

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