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      February 2, 2016

      Marching military

      Sri Lankan military personnel march during an Independence Day parade rehearsal in Colombo. Sri Lanka is preparing to...

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      February 2, 2016

      FirstFT - The globalisation of extremism

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    1. January 29, 2016

      A taste of luxury in Sri Lanka

      Offered the chance to ride shotgun in a helicopter, I leapt at the opportunity. As anyone who has ever negotiated the...

    2. January 11, 2016

      Residence, Sri Lanka

      Where 20, Park Street, Colombo 2 Plug sockets/WiFi Yes Espresso Rs490 ($3.40) Open 7–11am; 12.30–3.30pm; 6.30–11pm...

    3. FT Alphaville

      January 7, 2016

      Reserves, outflows, CNY depreciation, oh my

      The man who knows about the size of central bank reserves needed to defend domestic economic stability says this on...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. December 9, 2015

      Uber steps on the gas pedal in South Asia

      Uber is set to enter a new phase of international expansion targeting South Asia’s teeming megacities, launching...

    7. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2015

      When EM $ bond issuance finally slowed down?

      From the latest BIS quarterly review, in particular its bit on dollar credit to EMs (our emphasis): [Fed largesse]…...

    8. 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...

    9. October 27, 2015

      Sri Lanka plans bond despite fiscal gloom

      Sri Lanka on Wednesday successfully issued $1.5bn in government bonds, even as the south Asian island nation battles...

    10. October 25, 2015

      Emerging market exchanges push plans to demutualise

      A new band of stock exchanges from emerging markets are pushing ahead with plans to demutualise in coming months,...

    11. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - BP’s Spencer Dale on the new economics of oil, including the idea that, due to tech...

    12. September 24, 2015

      Outsourcing moves from Poland to Asia and eventually to robots

      In the less than the three decades since the Berlin Wall came down, Poland has become one of several eastern European...

    13. September 16, 2015

      UN calls for Sri Lanka war crimes court

      A UN human rights report has found evidence “strongly indicating” crimes against humanity were committed during Sri...

    14. September 7, 2015

      Hopes rise for closure over Sri Lanka’s wartime ‘disappeared’

      Tears well up in Murugathas Gajenthini’s eyes as she recalls the moment she last saw her husband, in a Sri Lankan army...

    15. August 23, 2015

      Sri Lanka says good riddance to Rajapaksa

      Sri Lankan voters have dealt a decisive blow to the comeback ambitions of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who ran...

    16. August 19, 2015

      Sri Lanka plans ‘big bang’ reforms

      Sri Lanka’s incoming government plans to push forward with a range of “big bang” reforms to open up its financial...

    17. August 18, 2015

      New era for Sri Lanka as Rajapaksa loses

      As former president Mahinda Rajapaksa comes to terms with his second electoral defeat in eight months, many in Sri...

    18. August 18, 2015

      Mahinda Rajapaksa poised for defeat in Sri Lanka poll

      Early results in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections show former president Mahinda Rajapaksa heading for defeat, ending...

    19. August 17, 2015

      Sri Lanka’s prime minister pledges continued China ties

      Sri Lanka’s controversial investment ties with China are set to continue amid a broader push to attract foreign capital...

    20. August 16, 2015

      Former Sri Lankan leader plots election comeback

      Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa struck a defiant tone in front of thousands of cheering supporters at his last...

    21. August 12, 2015

      Sri Lanka murder probe hinders Rajapaksa comeback

      Attempts by Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former president, to launch an unlikely comeback in parliamentary elections...

    22. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      A sovereign legal scorecard

      First let’s start with a scatter chart, courtesy of Charles Robertson at Renaissance Capital. Click to enlarge… That...

    23. July 30, 2015

      Google signs up Sri Lanka as first Project Loon partner

      Project Loon, Google’s stratospheric internet access project, has signed its first national agreement with the...

    24. July 13, 2015

      Gallery Café, Colombo

      Where 2 Alfred House Rd WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Espresso Rs450 ($3.30) Open 10am-midnight Mon-Sun Privacy 4/5 Since...

    25. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2015

      Democratisation and the investment consequences for frontier markets

      March 28 this year was a date for the history books. It marked the first time the Nigerian presidential election had...

    26. June 26, 2015

      The Austrian art curator who built a school in Sri Lanka

      Serendipity is what brought Kathrin Messner to Sri Lanka — appropriately enough, given the word’s origin. Coined by...

    27. May 8, 2015

      Asean countries to benefit from China’s waning competitiveness

      Just over one-third of the manufacturers in China’s Pearl River delta — the country’s export powerhouse — plan to shift...

    28. April 6, 2015

      China cannot believe its luck over new investment bank

      The Chinese government can scarcely believe its own luck. Heaping Asian insult upon Capitol Hill injury, last week...

    29. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      bb review: is Nigeria really the most attractive frontier market?

      “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” Baron Rothschild once famously said. Applying that wisdom to emerging markets,...

    30. March 10, 2015

      Modi launches charm offensive in Indian Ocean backyard

      Narendra Modi is due to arrive in Mauritius on Tuesday at the start of visits to three Indian Ocean island nations, as...

    31. February 28, 2015

      Sri Lanka to review terms of Chinese loans

      Sri Lanka’s foreign minister said on Saturday that his government would send a delegation to Beijing to discuss...

    32. beyondbrics

      February 26, 2015

      Asia's coconuts go global - but what about the farmers?

      For centuries, street vendors across southeast Asia have hacked open fresh coconuts, selling their refreshing water to...

    33. February 20, 2015

      Cause for optimism about global health

      Given the clouds of pessimism sweeping across the world, it is a good time to ask a simple question: is global health...

    34. February 17, 2015

      UN delays release of Sri Lanka war crimes report

      The UN will delay for six months a much-awaited report into alleged war crimes committed during Sri Lanka’s civil war,...

    35. February 8, 2015

      Twenty20 cricket has driven ODI sixes hit to one every 11 overs

      Next week New Zealand hosts Sri Lanka in the opening fixture of the 11th Cricket World Cup. When the sides met in...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      February 4, 2015

      Independence Day in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil dancers from the northern province perform during Independence Day celebrations in Colombo, Sri...

    37. February 2, 2015

      Casino projects founder after Sri Lanka poll

      Australian billionaire James Packer has finally walked away from controversial plans to open his first casino in Sri...

    38. January 30, 2015

      The call of Galle: Sri Lankan homes in demand since end of war

      The ruined ramparts of Galle Fort feel out of place in this peaceful seaside town. The bastioned stone walls, built by...

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