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    1. April 29, 2016

      Sri Lanka secures $1.5bn IMF loan to avert crisis

      The International Monetary Fund has agreed with Sri Lanka on a $1.5bn bailout loan to avert a balance of payments...

    2. April 26, 2016

      Cyber thieves target bank systems after Bangladesh heist

      Cyber thieves who pulled off one of the biggest robberies in history when they raided the Bangladesh central bank in...

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    1. beyondbrics

      April 25, 2016

      Governments and donors must intensify funding to wipe out malaria

      It is incredible to think that just over a century ago, malaria stretched from the Arctic Circle to the southern tips...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      April 20, 2016

      Flock of pigeons

      A flock of pigeons take off as a Sri Lankan man makes his way through a street in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Some believe...

    3. April 1, 2016

      China’s ambitions for Asia show through in ‘Silk Road’ lending

      China’s quest for economic centrality in Asia and its ambition to become a global maritime power are emerging as twin...

    4. FT Data

      March 31, 2016

      Virat Kohli's T20 international batting is simply outstanding

      John Burn-Murdoch Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 89 off 47 deliveries as hosts India set the West Indies an imposing...

    5. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Yellen rally to round out March quarter

      The cautious words of Janet Yellen look set to work their magic on Asian markets for a second day. That should see...

    6. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      Bonmarché appoints new CEO from Asda

      The bargain fashion retailer Bonmarché will replace its outgoing chief executive Beth Butterwick with Helen Connolly,...

    7. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Post-Easter blues

      Normal service has been resumed. Or, rather, it’s about to as the final few Asian markets (plus Europe) enjoying an...

    8. March 18, 2016

      How cyber criminals targeted almost $1bn in Bangladesh Bank heist

      The printer failure that greeted Jubair Bin Huda, joint director for accounts at Bangladesh’s central bank, when he...

    9. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Bangladesh central bank chief resigns over cyber theft

      Atiur Rahman, governor of the Bangladesh central bank, has resigned over a $101m cyber-theft from the bank last month....

    10. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Philippines mulls tougher anti-money laundering laws

      Philippines officials are calling for anti-money laundering legislation to be broadened to cover casinos, after $81m...

    11. March 2, 2016

      Indonesia issues tsunami warning after earthquake

      Indonesia issued a tsunami warning after a powerful earthquake struck on Wednesday evening off the west coast of...

    12. Fast FT

      February 28, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: One last push for February

      A soft finish for Wall Street on Friday may have set Asia up for a tentative open on the final day of the month....

    13. February 10, 2016

      How empire and disaster shaped Sri Lanka’s botanical gardens

      Storms, civil war and a tsunami cannot dim the appeal of botanical gardens. Nor can their colonial past. I have just...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      February 2, 2016

      Marching military

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

    15. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      FirstFT - The globalisation of extremism

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Seeing clearly To restore sight to damaged...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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]…...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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