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    1. November 23, 2015

      NOL: necessary and insufficient

      Short-term pain is meant to bring long-term gain. In shipping, the reverse is often true: fleeting profits set up...

    2. November 21, 2015

      CMA CGM in exclusive talks with Neptune Orient Lines

      France’s CMA CGM is in exclusive talks to buy Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines, in what would be one of the biggest...

    Special Reports

    1. Yachts and Marinas

      Anyone could be forgiven for believing that yachting is enjoying a golden era. But par...
    2. Global Currencies: Renminbi

      China’s currency has become an increasingly important player on the world economic sta...
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    1. November 20, 2015

      Jim Slater, investor, 1929-2015

      In his heyday Jim Slater dominated Britain’s business headlines to an extent unrivalled by any financier before or...

    2. November 20, 2015

      A preview of the new National Gallery of Singapore

      Singapore is a young country, only 50 this year. Yet it would be difficult to find a pair of buildings freighted with...

    3. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2015

      JCap on Wirecard: a search for the Asian business

      Wirecard is the German-listed payment processor valued by the market at almost €6bn. It’s a market darling, a fast...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      November 17, 2015

      A moment of silence

      Syria‘s national football team observes a moment of silence for last week’s attacks in Paris ahead of their second...

    5. November 16, 2015

      Emerging markets: Deeper into the red

      When China Shanshui Cement embarked on a borrowing spree in 2011, its managers could not have known that they had set...

    6. November 11, 2015

      GrabTaxi steps up Uber rivalry in SE Asia

      GrabTaxi, the SoftBank-backed taxi-hailing app, has stepped up its rivalry with Uber in Southeast Asia with the launch...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      November 10, 2015


      People take photographs on a suspension bridge along the Supertree at Garden by the Bay in Singapore ...

    8. November 9, 2015

      China Postal attracts pre-IPO backers

      Postal Savings Bank of China has quietly launched a fundraising that will let foreign and domestic investors take a 15...

    9. November 9, 2015

      Coal in crisis as energy sector stumbles

      In Singapore, on the sidelines of the annual infrastructure conference the World Bank sponsors in mid-October, there...

    10. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2015

      Breaking the link between poverty and educational failure

      Education policymakers worldwide often make a pilgrimage of sorts to Finland and Singapore to learn about their high...

    11. November 5, 2015

      China-Taiwan meeting: 4 steps to tête-à-tête

      The leaders of China and Taiwan are to meet on Saturday, a summit unprecedented since Taiwan broke away from the rest...

    12. November 4, 2015

      President Xi’s historic gesture to Taiwan

      Often overused, the word “historic” richly applies to the upcoming meeting between Xi Jinping, China’s president, and...

    13. November 4, 2015

      China and Taiwan leaders set for high-stakes summit

      When the presidents of China and Taiwan hold an unprecedented summit in Singapore on Saturday, neither will need...

    14. November 2, 2015

      Dentons law firm strikes two Asia-Pacific deals

      Dentons on Monday agreed deals with Gadens of Australia and Singapore’s Rodyk & Davidson, as the world’s largest law...

    15. November 2, 2015

      TV and film streaming services tap into Southeast Asia

      Leading Hollywood investors are teaming up with telecommunication groups and entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia to bring...

    16. FT Alphaville

      October 29, 2015

      Ending the one child policy won't help China's demographics

      Lots of uninformed people got excited this morning when they read the Chinese government will remove the last vestiges...

    17. FT Alphaville

      October 29, 2015

      Xi: go forth and multiply

      Just now: *CHINA ALLOWS TWO CHILDREN FOR ALL COUPLES: XINHUA About time too. China’s one child policy has been...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      October 27, 2015

      Borneo haze

      Motorists ride on a road as thick haze from forest fires shroud the city in Palangkaraya, Central Borneo, Indonesia,...

    19. October 25, 2015

      Taxi groups unite to fight Uber with $250m start-up

      An unexpected new combatant is set to join the taxi app wars: a 10-month-old start-up has raised $250m, with plans to...

    20. October 18, 2015

      What the 2015 Executive MBA survey reveals

      The 2015 FT Global Executive MBA ranking this year is remarkable for two reasons. Not only is it the FT’s 100th ranking...

    21. October 16, 2015

      Niseko: east is east

      The restaurant was no more than a shack in the woods. We arrived at 11.45am — a bit early for lunch but already too...

    22. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2015

      Asian reserve drawdowns, then vs now

      Then being the ‘taper tantrum’ in 2013. Now being the recent China devaluation episode that caught so much of EM FX in...

    23. October 15, 2015

      Carlyle axes Indonesia unit chief for insider trading

      Carlyle, the US private equity group, has axed the head of its Indonesian unit after he was fined by authorities in...

    24. October 14, 2015

      Singapore to ease policy after recession near-miss

      Singapore will ease monetary policy for the second time this year after narrowly avoiding a fall into technical...

    25. October 14, 2015

      Treasuries gain as growth worries persist

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. Core government bond prices and gold rose while the dollar fell sharply as global economic data...

    26. October 11, 2015

      Asian rivals for Ucits funds look a bit limp

      Asia, in particular Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, has proved to be fruitful for providers of retail Ucits funds....

    27. October 8, 2015

      Noble Group to scale back metals trading business

      Noble Group, the Asian commodities trader that has seen its share price battered by falling commodity prices and claims...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      October 7, 2015

      Malaysian haze

      Lorries cross a bridge shrouded in haze in Klang, Malaysia, on Wednesday. The thick so-called “haze,” caused by...

    29. FT Data

      October 7, 2015

      Datawatch: share of exports to other TTP countries

      About half of the merchandise exports of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership go to other TTP countries. The share is...

    30. October 5, 2015

      Movers & shakers: October 5

      • Morgan Stanley has reshuffled some of its top management. Dan Simkowitz is moving from his current post as co-head of...

    31. October 5, 2015

      Singapore exchange to offer custom indices

      Singapore’s stock exchange will begin offering custom indices in an effort to tap the rapidly growing market for index...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      October 2, 2015

      Base jump

      A BASE jumper leaps from the 300-metre high Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in which more than...

    33. October 1, 2015

      Trafigura faces up to life after Dauphin

      When Igor Sechin, chief executive of Russian oil company Rosneft, departed the stage at a Singapore conference last...

    34. October 1, 2015

      Indonesia under pressure to combat forest fire pollution

      The Indonesian government is facing rising pressure to tackle illegal land clearance as pollution from forest fires...

    35. September 28, 2015

      DBS puts bank deals on backburner to target digital threat

      Singapore’s biggest bank, DBS, has eschewed buying a major rival for the next five years — pledging instead to invest...

    36. September 20, 2015

      Former Nigerian finance minister takes up position with Lazard

      Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Nigerian finance minister, has announced she will be joining US investment bank...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      September 18, 2015

      Keeping out the smoke in Sumatra

      A mother adjusts her daughter’s mask as they head home from school in Kertapati district in Palembang, on the...

    38. September 14, 2015

      Singapore ponders populist future after PAP victory

      After being returned to power with its most emphatic general election victory since 2001, Singapore’s ruling People’s...

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