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      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 been...

    2. 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 Horace...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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 Benjamin...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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 part...

    5. 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 concerns...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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 2003’s...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 Lanka,...

    12. 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 Dutch...

    13. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2015

      New Sri Lankan government hobbled by old Chinese debts?

      The Chinese banks and companies that have bankrolled Sri Lanka’s recent infrastructure boom have much to lose from the...

    14. beyondbrics

      January 21, 2015

      Uphill economic task for Sri Lanka's new president

      As Sri Lanka’s new president, Maithripala Sirisena, takes the reigns in Colombo, the focus is on his plans to overhaul...

    15. beyondbrics

      January 19, 2015

      Guest post: can India repeat China's ascent?

      By Frederic Neumann, HSBC Things in China look a bit soggy. True, growth a touch above 7 per cent is nothing to sneer at....

    16. The World

      January 16, 2015

      Sri Lanka and an unravelling string of pearls

      The recent Sri Lankan presidential election was remarkable for several reasons. First, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the over-confident...

    17. January 16, 2015

      Sri Lanka’s new president appoints central bank governor

      Arjuna Mahendran, a former private banker, has been appointed to head the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in the latest sign of a...

    18. January 14, 2015

      Rajapaksa’s defeat holds lessons for Asia’s rightwing leaders

      Pope Francis rounded off his two-day trip to Sri Lanka on Wednesday by visiting a jungle shrine in the island’s...

    19. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Sri Lankan election result stirs optimism for Jetwing boss

      When the government finally defeated separatist Tamil guerrillas in 2009 – bringing an end to a 25-year civil war – tourists...

    20. January 13, 2015

      Pope Francis calls for reconciliation in Sri Lanka

      The Pope in Sri Lanka Pope Francis has urged Sri Lanka to investigate the “truth” behind events during its bloody civil war,...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2015

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      A show of unity in Paris, an AirAsia black box and Apple’s secret door More than 3.7m marched in Paris and across France in...

    22. beyondbrics

      January 12, 2015

      Corruption is key issue as Sri Lankan poll ousts president

      The streets of Colombo were strangely quiet in the hours after Mahinda Rajapaksa, the former Sri Lankan president, conceded...

    23. January 12, 2015

      Five themes colour Pope’s Asia agenda

      Pope Francis departs on Monday for his second trip to Asia — and his seventh international visit — since he was elected to...

    24. January 9, 2015

      Maithripala Sirisena faces task of repairing Sri Lanka’s image

      Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new president in front of cheering crowds on Friday evening after his...

    25. January 9, 2015

      Profile: Maithripala Sirisena

      Following his resounding victory, Maithripala Sirisena is the new leader of Sri Lanka’s 21m people and $67bn economy. But...

    26. January 9, 2015

      Stocks retreat after US payrolls data

      Friday 21.00 GMT. Global stocks ended the week on the back foot while Treasury bond prices rose and the dollar’s recent...

    27. January 9, 2015

      Opposition’s Sirisena wins election in Sri Lanka

      President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat in Sri Lanka’s election early on Friday, handing the reins to opposition...

    28. January 7, 2015

      Sri Lanka: Test for triumphalism

      The Port of Colombo ranks among the busiest in south Asia, with gigantic red and yellow cranes shifting millions of tonnes...

    29. January 7, 2015

      Sri Lanka opposition backs anti-corruption probes

      Sri Lanka’s opposition has outlined plans for a wave of anti-corruption investigations targeting Chinese-funded...

    30. January 6, 2015

      Sri Lanka squares up to a critical election

      In the theatrical words of Mahinda Rajapaksa, president of Sri Lanka since 2005, the country’s electorate this week faces a...

    31. December 28, 2014

      Buddhist militancy triggers international concern

      Shahabadeen Sahira had a traumatic first-hand view of a new wave of militant Buddhist nationalist groups, whose rise across...

    32. December 22, 2014

      Sri Lanka’s leader pledges peaceful handover should he lose election

      Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has offered reassurances that his government will peacefully hand over power in the...

    33. December 12, 2014

      Readers should be told about Sri Lankan life’s less savoury side

      Sir, There was an interesting clash of content last week between different parts of the FT. In Saturday’s “How To Spend It”...

    34. December 12, 2014

      The Diary: James Crabtree

      Sri Lanka’s reliable winter sunshine draws planeloads of visitors to its tropical shores. At Colombo airport the island’s...

    35. December 11, 2014

      The man who mends careers and hearts

      Manj Weerasekera had an itch of an idea that would not go away. The executive coach kept meeting senior businessmen who in...

    36. December 7, 2014

      Asian neighbours respond to Maldives water crisis

      The vulnerability of ever-growing populations in isolated regions was exposed at the weekend by an accident that left Malé,...

    37. December 7, 2014

      Sri Lankan president’s poll lead withers as election approaches

      Mahinda Rajapaksa seems rattled, at least if the outpourings of Sri Lanka’s state-backed media provide any indication of...

    38. December 4, 2014

      Sri Lanka eyes dim sum bond issuance

      Sri Lanka is preparing plans to become the first non-Chinese Asian nation to issue a renminbi-denominated “dim sum” bond...

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