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    1. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Philippines Q4 GDP beats expectations

      The Philippines economy grew more than expected in the fourth quarter of 2015, and at the fastest pace in a year. GDP...

    2. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Fed caution vs oil rebound

      A rebound in the oil price looks likely to set the tone for Asian markets this morning, but gains could be hard fought...

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    1. Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers

      The mix of emerging and emerged markets in the Asia-Pacific region requires lawyers to...
    2. The Future of the Food Industry

      The global population is expected to grow to around 9bn by 2050. At the same time, cli...
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    1. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Philippines imports slip in November

      Imports to the Philippines fell more than expected in November, although the drop helped narrow the trade deficit....

    2. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Oil set to yank stocks lower

      Markets remain beholden to swings in the oil price, as Monday’s session demonstrated. And thanks to a 5 per cent slump...

    3. January 25, 2016

      Shipping in the Philippines: shaping up

      You might imagine that an archipelago nation of 7,107 islands would have developed quite a shipping industry. But not...

    4. January 22, 2016

      Asean’s love for fast food wanes

      Asean consumers love their fried chicken, burgers and fries. Fast-food franchises are a common sight in popular...

    5. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Venezuela risks Argentina-style legal drama if it defaults

      The world’s premier sovereign debt restructuring lawyer has warned that Venezuela is at risk of messy Argentina-style...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      January 21, 2016

      Manila fire

      Filipinos search for salvageable materials following a fire in Manila, Philippines, The fire which hit a residential...

    7. January 18, 2016

      FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2016 open for submissions

      The Financial Times is pleased to announce the launch of the submission process for the third Innovative Lawyers report...

    8. January 15, 2016

      China steps up building in disputed waters despite US resistance

      China has stepped up its construction of runways in the South China Sea since President Xi Jinping visited Washington...

    9. January 14, 2016

      BTMU acquires 20% stake in Philippine bank

      The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Japan’s largest financial group, has unveiled plans to extend its advance across Asia...

    10. January 14, 2016

      Asean’s common market faces steep hurdles

      The Asean secretariat called it a “historic milestone”, the culmination of a journey of nearly half a century. The...

    11. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Japan's BTMU buys 20% stake in Security Bank

      The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and the Security Bank of the Philippines have agreed on a “strategic partnership” to...

    12. January 13, 2016

      Asia races to find drought-resistant rice

      Half of all people in the world, mostly those living in Asia, depend on rice as a staple food, eaten up to three times...

    13. January 12, 2016

      Philippines clears US defence agreement

      The Philippines Supreme Court has backed a defence pact that will allow the US to base ships and aircraft in the...

    14. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Philippine exports shrink at slowest rate in almost a year

      It’s some good-not-great news for the Philippines as a tick-up in electronics shipments last autumn helped overall...

    15. December 31, 2015

      China confirms it is building a second aircraft carrier

      China’s defence ministry confirmed on Thursday that it is building a second aircraft carrier as Beijing seeks to assert...

    16. December 29, 2015

      Asian neighbours give Japan ‘comfort women’ deal cautious welcome

      Japan and South Korea’s landmark settlement on “comfort women” received a cautious welcome across Asia on Tuesday, in a...

    17. Fast FT

      December 24, 2015

      Oil extends rebound, Asian stocks rise

      Oil prices extended their rebound, boosting sentiment for risk and supporting pre-holiday rallies in the global stock...

    18. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      Fast Asia Open: Hear those jingle bells?

      If your family is the type to buy every gift last minute, there’s a decent chance you’re receiving Asian stocks this...

    19. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      Allianz pushes further into Asia-Pacific with Philippines deal

      First China, now the Philippines. German insurer Allianz, which last month set out bold new growth targets, has...

    20. December 22, 2015

      Philippines attracts steady stream of FDI

      As its economy has picked up steam in recent years, foreign direct investment into the Philippines has also been on the...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      December 21, 2015

      Military drill

      Filipino soldiers conduct a military drill during the Armed Forces of the Philippines 80th Anniversary celebration at...

    22. December 18, 2015

      Generics revive Philippines pharma industry

      The Philippines is a developing country in which nearly 70 per cent of healthcare spending goes to the private sector....

    23. FT Photo Diary

      December 17, 2015

      Typhoon flooding

      Filipino villagers maneuver on floodwater in the typhoon-hit town of La Paz, Tarlac province, southern Manila,...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      December 16, 2015

      Typhoon aftermath clear up

      A Filipino villager burns debris in the typhoon-hit town of Donsol, Sorsogon province, southern Manila, Philippines on...

    25. beyondbrics

      December 16, 2015

      Responding to floods in a new climate economy

      The devastating floods in India’s southern state of Chennai, and now yet another deadly typhoon (Melor) bringing...

    26. beyondbrics

      December 14, 2015

      AEC is a milestone for Asean's development

      By Jayant Rikhye, HSBC To the list of emerging Asia’s economic powerhouses, add one more: South East Asia and its 625...

    27. December 10, 2015

      Chinese workforce could yet rise, not fall

      China’s working age population will fall by more than 10 per cent, a loss of 90m people, by 2040, as much of east Asia...

    28. December 10, 2015

      Creation of economic community forges new Asean era

      If there was an award for the most polite regional grouping in the world, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

    29. December 10, 2015

      Philippines unemployment hits record low

      A mixed day for the Philippines. Fresh data show the country’s unemployment rate fell to a record low, yet exports...

    30. December 9, 2015

      Fast Asia Open: Commodity stocks catch a break

      Most Asian markets look set to decline this morning, following Wall Street lower, but with mining and energy stocks...

    31. December 9, 2015

      The fiction of a unified, harmonised Asean

      If you think European nations are having a hard time holding it together — strained by disputes over immigration,...

    32. beyondbrics

      December 8, 2015

      How would a China slump hit Asian growth?

      By David Mann, Standard Chartered Economic ties around the world are evolving fast, even during the current period of...

    33. December 2, 2015

      Philippine poll leader rejects election disqualification

      The frontrunner in the Philippine presidential race has vowed to continue her campaign despite being disqualified, in...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2015

      Red ribbon remembrance

      A Filipino transgender woman holds a huge red ribbon symbolising the fight against the HIV virus as she poses before...

    35. November 30, 2015

      Emperador to buy Beam Suntory brandy business

      Beam Suntory, the US-Japanese distiller, is to sell its Spanish brandy and sherry business to Emperador, the...

    36. November 30, 2015

      Philippines learns hard lessons from PPPs

      There is a glow of self-satisfaction about Manila after its successful hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation...

    37. November 29, 2015

      Asean would be wise to beef up its powers

      The Association of Southeast Asian Nations should be an economic powerhouse. Asean’s population of 625m is set to grow...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      November 26, 2015

      Salvaging in Mandaluyong City

      Filipinos search for salvageable materials following a fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, Philippines, on...

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