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  1. April 16, 2014

    Bond investors parse the frontier story

    Many of the world’s poorest countries have notched up a debut dollar bond issue in recent years, taking advantage of strong...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    A slew of new economic data out of Friday signalled just how badly India’s economy is doing. Industrial production in the...

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  1. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    India elections: foreign policy? What foreign policy?

    India’s neighbours tend to think that its leaders spend much time plotting to influence events in their own countries. South...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Sri Lanka’s borrowing costs hit record low

    Sri Lanka’s borrowing costs have dropped to a record low, the latest sign of strong global appetite for frontier market...

  3. April 4, 2014

    Cricket season arrives at stumps with a whimper

    Sunday marks perhaps the most traditional rite of the English sporting spring: the start of the county cricket season. It...

  4. March 27, 2014

    UN launches Sri Lanka war crimes investigation

    GENEVA, March 27 – The UN on Thursday launched an inquiry into war crimes allegedly committed by Sri Lankan state forces and...

  5. March 18, 2014

    Sri Lanka arrests raise fears of authoritarian crackdown

    The arrest of two prominent political activists on terrorism charges has raised concern about creeping authoritarianism in...

  6. February 24, 2014

    Frontier market havens come under threat as frailties appear

    Frontier markets are poised at the extremities of market capitalism, a position that often equates to life on the edge for...

  7. February 21, 2014

    The Dhaka Art Summit

    A young man stands motionless with his back to the wall. On his shoulder rests a pole, which tilts diagonally down to the...

  8. February 21, 2014

    Why the Commonwealth is force for good – by its secretary-general

    On this side is a Syrian, the uncle of Assad, and on my other side is a prince from Saudi Arabia, he was governor of...

  9. February 20, 2014

    Manmohan Singh condemns Tamil Nadu plan to release Gandhi killers

    Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, has condemned plans by the southern state of Tamil Nadu to free seven people...

  10. February 19, 2014

    India set to free Rajiv Gandhi killers

    The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has announced it will free seven prisoners convicted of helping to assassinate former Indian...

  11. February 14, 2014

    Postcard from . . . Sri Lanka: a seaplane service that’s making waves

    High in Sri Lanka’s hill country, Kandy has what must rank as one of the world’s most scenic airports. Ringed on both sides...

  12. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2014

    India tourism: set for visa-on-arrival big boost?

    Visa? Tick. India’s long-awaited plan to extend the option of a visa on arrival to more tourists was finally confirmed this...

  13. beyondbrics

    February 4, 2014

    Mauritius: storm brewing

    This is cyclone 96S, currently heading for the island of Mauritius: Source: MetoMauritius This is the Mauritian rupee, off...

  14. beyondbrics

    January 28, 2014

    Doing business in Sri Lanka: a cautionary tale

    A leading British hotelier in Sri Lanka faces deportation after hanging the Sri Lankan flag upside down. Should foreign...

  15. January 12, 2014

    Fears for Bangladeshi democracy rumble across region

    Democracy in Bangladesh might not be as dead as Khaleda Zia, the country’s opposition leader, would have the world believe,...

  16. December 17, 2013

    Asia’s casinos face a tough fight to attract overseas high-rollers

    Casinos are big business in Asia, but the scale of the bets now being placed on its growth is staggering. The latest punt...

  17. December 8, 2013

    Stand by the ICC

    Eleven years ago the International Criminal Court was established to prosecute individuals for genocide, war crimes and...

  18. November 20, 2013

    Tea traders see price recovery brewing

    When Williamson Tea Kenya, one of the biggest growers of the leaf in Africa, released its quarterly results earlier this...

  19. November 17, 2013

    Commonwealth hedges criticism of Sri Lankan human rights

    COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s human rights record was glaringly absent from a communiqué ssued by Commonwealth leaders on Sunday at...

  20. beyondbrics

    November 16, 2013

    Commonwealth: to what extent a club of unfree nations?

    The Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka, a country that still represses civil liberties, has prompted attacks on the attendees...

  21. November 16, 2013

    Cameron says Sri Lanka must complete war crimes probe by 2014

    David Cameron has set Sri Lanka a deadline of March 2014 to complete its investigation into alleged war crimes committed...

  22. November 16, 2013

    Cameron calls for international rights probe in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Nov 16 – Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday threatened to push for an independent international...

  23. November 15, 2013

    William Hague defends UK links with Commonwealth

    William Hague pledged on his first day at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2010 that he would “put the C back...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    November 15, 2013

    Parents of Sri Lanka's dead and missing protest

    Lakruwan Wanniarac/AFP/Getty Mothers from Sri Lanka’s Dead and Missing Persons Parents organisation hold photographs of...

  25. November 14, 2013

    Cameron defends trip to ‘imperfect’ Commonwealth summit

    The UK prime minister has said the Commonwealth is “imperfect”, but defended his trip to Sri Lanka to attend the...

  26. beyondbrics

    November 12, 2013

    Typhoon Haiyan: economic impact may be slight

    It’s hard to imagine the scale of destruction following the typhoon that hit the Philippines on Friday, killing an estimated...

  27. November 12, 2013

    Protesters flock to Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka

    The controversy swirling around this week’s Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka was on display at Colombo’s international...

  28. November 12, 2013

    Domestic politics weigh on Indian foreign policy

    Even his three decades of experience in politics and the law have not been enough for Salman Khurshid, Indian foreign...

  29. November 11, 2013

    Cameron reaffirms decision to attend Colombo summit

    David Cameron has defended his decision to travel to Sri Lanka for a Commonwealth summit this week, as he juggles concerns...

  30. November 11, 2013

    Cameron should not go to Colombo

    This Friday, political leaders from most of the 53 countries that once formed the British empire will assemble in the Sri...

  31. beyondbrics

    November 10, 2013

    The week ahead: Nov 11-17

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Chile holds its presidential election on Sunday. Plus Burberry, Foxconn, Tencent and...

  32. November 10, 2013

    World diary: November 11 – November 17

    • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: European economy watched for growth guide • See a full guide to the week’s...

  33. November 10, 2013

    Indian premier to boycott Commonwealth conference in Sri Lanka

    India’s prime minister, Manmohan Singh, will not attend this week’s controversial Commonwealth conference in Sri Lanka,...

  34. November 8, 2013

    Sri Lanka plans expansion for gem industry

    The Sri Lankan government has ambitious plans for the growth of its jewellery industry. The country’s export development...

  35. November 8, 2013

    Censorship and threat of violence hang over Sri Lanka’s press

    On a warm Saturday evening in late August, Sri Lankan journalist Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema was working at the home she...

  36. November 8, 2013

    Cameron calls for inquiry into Sri Lanka civil war crimes

    David Cameron has told the Sri Lankan government he will join calls for an international inquiry into human rights abuses in...

  37. November 3, 2013

    Home office abandons visa bond scheme

    The home secretary has scrapped plans to make visitors from “high risk” countries pay a £3,000 bond for a tourist visa, amid...

  38. October 28, 2013

    Rights abusers can breathe more easily

    Should political leaders who have promoted or tolerated mass killings be brought to justice? Many in the west would...

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