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    1. beyondbrics

      December 22, 2014

      Rout of the rouble hits Thai tourism

      By Daniel Gallucci Half a world away from snowy Moscow, Russia’s deepening economic crisis is reverberating upon the...

    2. December 19, 2014

      Tesco & Carrefour: no place like home

      Leaking fuel and losing altitude. No airstrip in sight. What to jettison? That is the choice facing Captain Dave Lewis, of...

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      The hard luxury industry has been challenged by tumultuous events in a year it would r...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      December 19, 2014

      Remembering the Tsunami

      Buddhist monks look at the Thai navy police boat which was swept almost 2 km (1.2 miles) inland during the 2004 Indian Ocean...

    2. December 15, 2014

      Thailand: oil slick

      They don’t go down like a line of dominoes. When one asset price crashes, others feel the tremors. But it is hard to predict...

    3. December 7, 2014

      Pentagon joins international fight to halt drug-resistant malaria

      The US military is throwing its weight behind an international campaign to stop drug-resistant malaria spreading from...

    4. December 5, 2014

      CP Group in talks to buy Citic stake

      Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group is in talks to buy a stake in China’s Citic, in a move by the state-owned conglomerate to...

    5. beyondbrics

      December 4, 2014

      Thai coup leader woos foreign businesses with song, pledges

      By Daniel Gallucci in Bangkok An expectant hush fell over about seven hundred foreign and Thai businessmen as they awaited...

    6. December 4, 2014

      Thai junta bolsters royalist credentials amid crackdown on dissent

      Thailand’s military junta is hammering home its royalist creed ahead of the ailing king’s birthday on Friday, after a rift...

    7. December 4, 2014

      SoftBank buys $250m stake in GrabTaxi

      SoftBank has bought a $250m stake in GrabTaxi, a southeast Asian Uber-style taxi-hailing app, in the latest example of the...

    8. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Asian "deathcare services" firm sees nirvana

      Some might call it investing Nirvana. Combine a company with a steady – inevitable, even – growth in its customer base with...

    9. beyondbrics

      November 27, 2014

      Vietnam yields cautionary tale over Chinese investment

      China’s new charm offensive in Asia – using infrastructure development to garner soft power at the expense of rivals US and...

    10. November 24, 2014

      Asian central banks seen eyeing rate cuts

      Easing measures in China and Japan have raised expectations that other Asian central banks will follow suit with...

    11. November 21, 2014

      ‘A Kingdom in Crisis: Thailand’s Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-First Century’, by Andrew MacGregor Marshall

      Sulak Sivaraksa has hovered for decades at the edges of Thai politics, never a real threat to anyone as he advocated a...

    12. November 20, 2014

      Food supply: Uncharted waters

      Under drizzly skies on the west coast of Norway, Thor Halvor Nygaard surveys the fish in the pens floating in the country’s...

    13. November 18, 2014

      Pace strides ahead as efficiencies lift operating profits

      Pace reported better profits than expected on Tuesday after improved efficiencies at the set-top box maker helped pushed...

    14. November 18, 2014

      Salamander Energy shares fall as Cepsa turns away from bid

      Shares in Salamander Energy fell by over a sixth in value on Tuesday after a consortium led by Spanish oil company Cepsa...

    15. MBA blog

      November 17, 2014

      What motivates you?

      What is it that motivates us and how do we motivate those that we are trying to lead or influence? We all face the...

    16. November 14, 2014

      Cepsa proposes £375m Salamander takeover offer

      Salamander Energy has received a proposed offer worth up to 145p a share from a consortium led by Spanish oil company Cepsa...

    17. November 13, 2014

      India regains position as world’s top gold consumer

      India regained its position as the world’s top gold consumer overtaking China in the third quarter as demand for jewellery...

    18. November 12, 2014

      Cameron woos overseas big spenders with expanded visa service

      David Cameron is to expand Britain’s 24-hour visa service for wealthy visitors in an attempt to make the country more...

    19. beyondbrics

      November 11, 2014

      Guest post: Myanmar should switch its development model

      By Stuart Larkin of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies President Barack Obama’s visit to Myanmar this week once again...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      November 10, 2014

      Mobile models

      Narong Sangnak/EPA Thai models use mobile phones as they wait for the start of a promotion event by Thailand’s second...

    21. November 7, 2014

      Official failings make Thailand a rip-off Rolex Shangri-La

      Arjun, an ethnic Gurkha immigrant to Thailand from Myanmar, has sold counterfeit watches for years on the street outside...

    22. November 7, 2014

      Richemont group plans to expand beyond China

      The Richemont group’s watch brands are continuing their Asia push with gusto – and, as the luxury market slows in China, the...

    23. November 4, 2014

      Philippines tycoon’s whisky deal highlights thirst for new markets

      If Andrew Tan has his way, the Philippine business tycoon will soon be offering drinkers in Scottish pubs a nip of...

    24. beyondbrics

      October 31, 2014

      Guest post: counting the cost of Thailand's crises

      By Daniel Gallucci, Asean Confidential How badly has Thailand’s economy been affected by a decade of political turmoil? A...

    25. October 30, 2014

      Thais with a taste for luxury boost struggling economy

      Supercars and spa massages have emerged as unlikely bright lights amid Thailand’s economic gloom as a well-heeled few...

    26. October 30, 2014

      Tourists swap Thailand’s beaches for cage fights

      The tubs of protein powder displayed in the guest houses set this street apart from other popular tourist strips in...

    27. October 27, 2014

      Salamander Energy shares jump on bid news

      Shares in Salamander Energy jumped on Monday as the southeast Asia-focused oil and gas producer set the clock ticking for...

    28. October 27, 2014

      Thai tycoon Charoen turns focus from cheap spirits to tea

      Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s multibillion-dollar empire is built on slaking Thais’ thirst for cheap spirits, but his future...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      October 23, 2014

      Bangkok tattoo contest

      Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters Competitors show their tattoos at the MBK Tattoo Contest 2014 in a shopping mall in Bangkok,...

    30. October 23, 2014

      Thailand’s economic tsar has one year to deliver

      Thailand’s economic tsar has a vision of a country at the heart of southeast Asian trade, digital business and vast...

    31. beyondbrics

      October 23, 2014

      India steps up tobacco warnings to combat nearly 1m deaths

      India has stepped up efforts to curb nearly 1m tobacco-related deaths a year by issuing new rules to embolden the health...

    32. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Malaysia revs up for re-run of "Asean car" dream

      The dream of an “Asean car” was first floated, in broad terms, by former prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, when...

    33. October 16, 2014

      There is a strong economic case for universal health coverage

      Leaders in emerging markets often tell me they want to improve their competitiveness while lifting people out of poverty and...

    34. October 16, 2014

      Uncertain prognosis for Thailand’s medical tourism boom

      Bangkok’s Bumrungrad International Hospital is in the heart of the city’s Arab quarter and has an Islamic prayer room,...

    35. October 15, 2014

      Thai leaders risk policy backlash among country’s elite

      Calls for inheritance taxes, property levies and a crackdown on cronyism could come from any of the political parties rising...

    36. October 14, 2014

      Malaysia bourse to broaden offerings

      Bursa Malaysia, the southeast Asian country’s exchange, is moving to revive its almost defunct financial futures products by...

    37. October 10, 2014

      Executives line up to advise Thai regime

      Baker & McKenzie, the world’s largest law firm by revenues, proclaims on its website that it supported an Australian...

    38. October 8, 2014

      Tinkering with textbooks is futile in the age of Google

      First they staged a military coup in the pursuit of happiness. Then they put on festivals so people can experience that...

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