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    Asean: Long on optimism

    When online travel search company Skyscanner wanted to expand in Asia, its management decided not to try China first, even...

  2. July 18, 2014

    Singapore opens Asia’s first ‘trading atrium’

    A new Singapore-based company set up by a former trading technology executive has launched what it calls the first “trading...

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    July 16, 2014

    Sharks off the British coast again?

    The summer silly season is nearly upon us, so what chance a reprise of this Daily Mail classic? From November 2009 when...

  4. July 16, 2014

    Commodity traders and asset ownership

    As trading has become more competitive and markets more transparent, big commodity traders have responded by sinking billion...

  5. July 14, 2014

    Singapore economy contracts in Q2 amid broad-based weakness

    Singapore’s economy contracted on a quarterly basis for the first time in two years, in a sign that the tiny Asian nation is...

  6. July 13, 2014

    Asia fund passport plans require reform

    Critically important tax issues need to be addressed to ensure the success of plans to promote cross-border fund sales in...

  7. July 13, 2014

    Analysts query logic of Malaysia three-way bank merger

    Malaysia’s sleepy banking scene is not known for delivering surprises. But news last week that the country’s second-largest...

  8. MBA blog

    July 11, 2014

    A discussion with Prof Massimo Massa

    What’s the difference between a Master in Finance programme and an MBA and who should apply for an MiF? How do online...

  9. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2014

    Opinion: a summit of Brics without straw

    If you’re an emerging market and there’s a geoeconomic grouping you’re looking for, you’ve got a few to choose from. In Asia...

  10. July 9, 2014

    US strategists face dilemma over Beijing claim in South China Sea

    In June 2012, senior US and Chinese officials met in a hotel in southern Virginia to discuss a dangerous two-month stand-off...

  11. July 6, 2014

    UK charity collaborates with MBAs to improve cancer care

    More than 40 students from business schools in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas will assist World Child Cancer this...

  12. July 6, 2014

    In Asia, nothing beats location

    Fund managers continue to regard Asia as a source of growth. High savings rates, favourable demographics, market...

  13. July 4, 2014

    Speakers’ Corner airs Singapore discontent

    With its neat expanse of grass and tropical trees, Hong Lim Park is a green oasis in the high-rise bustle of downtown...

  14. July 2, 2014

    Metro Holdings invests in Manchester homes and offices

    A Singapore developer has made its first UK investment as part of a £600m scheme to build more than 2,000 homes and offices...

  15. July 1, 2014

    Southeast Asia’s tech city state

    Singapore has been a natural hub for trade since Stamford Raffles set foot there in 1819. Today the city state of 5.4m...

  16. June 30, 2014

    Property mix served up Singapore sling with extra bubbles

    Four months ago, when UK chancellor George Osborne made a trip to Singapore, the pretext was to promote a collaborative...

  17. June 30, 2014

    Singapore seizes on soaring Asia gold demand

    At an industrial zone in Singapore a worker in heat-resistant clothing pours molten gold into rectangular moulds to create...

  18. June 28, 2014

    Europe calls on US to recognise overseas clearing rules

    European markets authorities have called on their US counterparts to recognise equivalent standards for overseas clearing...

  19. June 26, 2014

    Aviva chief poaches another former colleague

    Mark Wilson, chief executive of Aviva, has drafted in yet another of his former colleagues to a senior management position,...

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    June 26, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * StanChart warns of 20% profit fall | Emerging markets bank says operating profits for the first six months...

  21. June 25, 2014

    Singapore to launch gold contract

    Singapore has unveiled plans for an exchange-traded gold contract, boosting its ambitions to become Southeast Asia’s gold...

  22. June 25, 2014

    OECD survey links teacher status to pupil performance

    The OECD has linked high teacher status to good pupil performance in its global education league table, alongside findings...

  23. June 24, 2014

    Singapore joins clampdown on bank liquidity

    Singapore has fallen in to line with other major financial centres by requiring that all banks operating in the city-state...

  24. June 24, 2014

    Asia turns on the taps for tech funding

    When the bosses of US video messaging app Tango were on the lookout for a strategic partner, they turned in the direction of...

  25. June 23, 2014

    If Finland is the best Europe can do we should be worried

    Either the World Economic Forum is wrong or Europe is in deep trouble. The latest competitiveness rankings from the Swiss...

  26. June 23, 2014

    Ghana probes two officials over football match-fixing claims

    Ghana’s World Cup participation was embroiled in controversy after officials linked to the country’s football association...

  27. June 22, 2014

    US develops a taste for Asian bonds

    Debt bankers in Hong Kong and Singapore are having more and more late nights. But rather than wasting the twilight hours at...

  28. beyondbrics

    June 18, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Militants seize most of key Iraqi refinery | The Baiji oil refinery, which supplies the north of the...

  29. June 17, 2014

    Banks rattled as authorities zero in on the ‘Red Dot’

    “They said a fishing village couldn’t be a financial powerhouse,” runs the blurb on a billboard advert for Tiger beer in...

  30. June 17, 2014

    RSA appoints Goldman Sachs to handle sale of its Asia business

    RSA, the FTSE 100 insurer trying to recover from an accounting scandal in Ireland, has appointed Goldman Sachs to handle the...

  31. June 17, 2014

    J Trust deepens S Korea push with StanChart deal

    J Trust, the Japanese financial group, is deepening its push into consumer finance in South Korea with the Won151bn ($148m)...

  32. June 15, 2014

    Indonesian dairy seeks to emerge from shadows of larger producers

    Indonesia’s best known exports to Hong Kong and Singapore have long been its lowly paid maids. But now, with backing from...

  33. June 15, 2014

    Industry casts doubts over pan-Asia fund passport

    Scepticism over the idea of a pan-Asia fund passport has been around for years and remains strong despite the fact a...

  34. June 13, 2014

    The whims of the super-rich can turn politics into a lottery

    So this is what the future of the United Kingdom comes down to? Harry Potter versus EuroMillions. On September 18, Scotland...

  35. June 13, 2014

    Can I sue my own solicitors?

    I am an angel investor and recently made a six-figure loan to a business contact, a developer who has acquired a site in...

  36. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2014

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    ** FT News ** * Iraq prepares fightback against Isis | Pressure for counter-offensive against Islamist insurgents mounts,...

  37. June 11, 2014

    China metal financing fears spread to Singapore

    An investigation into metals financing in a northeastern Chinese port city has cast a chill in Singapore, where a surge of...

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    June 10, 2014

    One module and a dissertation before my MBA ends

    With just one weekly module and the project and dissertation left, I feel that my MBA is almost over. Writing this blog,...

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