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      Rarest of pearls face a less than golden future

      The story of the golden pearl The golden pearl is the rarest grown in the world today — only 0.01 per cent of pearls...

    2. September 3, 2015

      China’s parade sends an unmistakable message

      President Xi Jinping tried to strike an unexpectedly conciliatory note at this week’s military parade in Beijing...

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    1. September 3, 2015

      Refugee crisis is not only about Europe

      As this week’s chilling images remind us, global attention on the millions of refugees fleeing Syria has largely...

    2. September 1, 2015

      Philippines struggles with unemployment despite economic growth

      Despite rapid economic growth in the Philippines in recent years, unemployment remains a persistent problem for the...

    3. August 17, 2015

      Can Aquino’s successor continue to pull in FDI?

      Philippine president Benigno Aquino has an unfortunate habit of blaming his predecessor, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, for...

    4. August 14, 2015

      Glencore sells assets as downturn bites

      Glencore sold a trio of mining assets for $290m, extending its retreat from unwanted projects and continuing a trend...

    5. August 13, 2015

      Philippines holds rates despite economic fears

      The Philippines kept benchmark interest rates unchanged on Thursday, resisting mounting pressure for a cut amid a...

    6. August 4, 2015

      Time to move beyond ‘emerging markets’

      “As we are . . . prisoners of the words we pick, we had better pick them well,” said Giovanni Sartori, the Italian...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      July 30, 2015

      Earthquake drill

      Caregivers of patients hold plastic chairs over their heads while a nurse takes cover under a table as they participate...

    8. July 28, 2015

      Rocket satellite Lazada gains altitude

      When one Lazada customer opened his package a few weeks ago to discover a bar of soap in place of the iPhone he had...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      July 27, 2015

      Anti-Aquino protest in Manila

      Policemen seek cover with their helmets and shields as they block protesters trying to march towards Batasang Pambansa,...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      July 27, 2015

      Manila protest

      Protesters burn an effigy of President Benigno Aquino during a rally near Batasang Pambansa in Quezon city, Metro...

    11. July 26, 2015

      Chinese tourists spurn SE Asia holidays

      Key Southeast Asian markets have seen a marked drop in Chinese tourists, a growth sector across much of the globe, as...

    12. July 24, 2015

      Nestlé India MD stands down over noodle scare

      Nestlé India’s managing director has stepped down as the company wrestles with the fallout from a food scandal that...

    13. July 21, 2015

      Philippines remittances: under threat

      How bad would it be for the economy of the Philippines if remittances were to dry up? Such a scenario may be far off...

    14. July 21, 2015

      Tony Fernandes loses Asia Tune Hotels partner

      Tony Fernandes, the Malaysian entrepreneur behind AirAsia, has suffered a setback to his budget hotel business, which...

    15. July 15, 2015

      Brewers ferment big plans in Southeast Asia

      Southeast Asia, with its young populations and growing middle classes, has become an important target market for...

    16. July 12, 2015

      Outsourcing tasks to virtual staff saves money and time

      Derek Sanders runs UK children’s drinks company I Mune. His administration and logistics assistant is in Macedonia, his...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      July 10, 2015

      Pregnant and flooded

      An eight-month pregnant woman stands near the entrance of her home at a flooded squatter colony beside a creek in...

    18. July 6, 2015

      Philippine borrowers: the most leveraged in Southeast Asia

      The property market in the Philippines has boomed over the past decade and millions of lower-income Filipinos have...

    19. June 28, 2015

      AirAsia CEO pledges to prove airline’s critics wrong

      A catastrophic crash at his Indonesian airline, the relegation of his English football team, an embarrassing exit from...

    20. June 26, 2015

      Drones get a new mission: saving lives in the Mediterranean

      Buffeted by the wind, a wooden vessel carrying 297 mostly Eritrean migrants, many of them young women, begins taking in...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. June 5, 2015

      Airport delay highlights Philippine infrastructure gap

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

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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