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    1. May 21, 2015

      China to boost internet speeds amid move to purge ‘hostile forces’

      China plans to spend more than $180bn on boosting internet speeds in the next three years — while it simultaneously pursues...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Indonesia and Malaysia offer refuge for thousands of migrants

      Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter Indonesia and Malaysia have offered temporary refuge to thousands of...

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    1. May 19, 2015

      Generals postpone Thailand elections for at least six more months

      Elections in military-ruled Thailand will be delayed at least six months in the latest sign of the generals’ tightening grip...

    2. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2015

      Greece can't do what EM couldn't do...

      To the dedicated follower of emerging markets it has been clear for some time that the Greek economy is no longer in a...

    3. beyondbrics

      May 18, 2015

      Russia: economy in tatters, or business as usual?

      Much has been said over the last six months about the collapse of the Russian economy as a result of sanctions and the...

    4. May 18, 2015

      Thailand’s Yingluck due in court on negligence charges

      Thailand’s ousted prime minister faces a criminal trial and up to ten years in jail as the ruling generals and their...

    5. May 17, 2015

      Southeast Asia tragedy unfolding in three acts

      In the first three months of this year, some 25,000 people, mostly from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, left the...

    6. May 15, 2015

      Disaster looms for migrant boats turned away from SE Asian shores

      Thousands of refugees abandoned by human traffickers in boats on the Andaman Sea risk drowning or starvation if they are not...

    7. May 14, 2015

      Hard economics hit Southeast Asia consumer dream

      Multinational companies drawn to Southeast Asia by hopes of a long consumption boom are witnessing a reversal of fortunes in...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      May 11, 2015

      Pet Expo Thailand

      A Prairie Dog wearing a costume of US superhero comic character Captain America (L) reacts to a Golden Retriever dog (R)...

    9. May 8, 2015

      Thailand’s junta dances lightly abroad amid crackdown at home

      A tale of two Thailands is about to be played out in London’s most prestigious traditional concert venue and the jails of...

    10. May 6, 2015

      Troubles at sea test Thai junta’s command

      Thailand’s ruling generals have dealt effectively with opposition to their near year-old takeover. But they are grappling...

    11. May 3, 2015

      Thailand faces pressure after mass grave discovery

      Thailand is coming under renewed pressure over its role in international people smuggling after police unearthed a mass...

    12. April 30, 2015

      Motorcycle sales in Asean splutter on falling disposable incomes

      Last week, EM Squared noted that the short-term outlook for auto sales in Asean was surprisingly weak given the region’s...

    13. April 30, 2015

      Thailand eases capital curbs in effort to revive flagging economy

      Thailand unveiled wide-ranging measures to ease capital controls on Thursday as it intensified efforts to jolt life into a...

    14. April 29, 2015

      Yorkshire currency trader arrested in ‘Ponzi’ probe

      A Yorkshire currency trader who was allowed to walk out of a police station four months ago has been arrested as part of an...

    15. April 28, 2015

      Silk Road: pricey goods

      Chinese policy makers have a taste for the grandiose. Their most eye-catching plan of late has been the “one belt one road”...

    16. April 23, 2015

      Thai generals seek to entrench ‘father-knows-best’ government

      Politicians’ stock is pretty low in many parts of the world, but spare a thought for prospective members of Thailand’s...

    17. April 20, 2015

      Thailand’s credit binge: now for the hangover

      A Thai saying cautions against “borrowing from grandmother to buy her sweets”. But so heavily have the country’s households...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      April 17, 2015

      Bangkok body beautiful

      A competitor is applied with fake tan before competing in the Mr Thailand 2015 bodybuilding competition in Bangkok, Thailand...

    19. April 16, 2015

      Rising household debt casts doubt over Thailand’s economic revival

      Thai households are piling on debt — and there is no easy way out for the former Southeast Asian economic powerhouse that...

    20. April 15, 2015

      Malaysia is drifting dangerously

      Is Malaysia falling apart? The very idea seems absurd. After all, is it not one of southeast Asia’s wealthiest and most...

    21. April 12, 2015

      Pharma combats diversion of cheap drugs

      Under fire over the high price of its Hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi, Gilead decided last year to make the drug available in...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      April 10, 2015

      Soaking it up at the Songkran water festival

      Elephants spray tourists with water in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Ayutthaya province, Thailand ...

    23. beyondbrics

      April 3, 2015

      Will Indonesia's beer ban be bad for tourism?

      Holidaying in Bali is often synonymous with bottled Bintang Beer, Indonesia’s biggest selling brew, popularly enjoyed by the...

    24. April 2, 2015

      Tesco must play long game in race to bottom

      Britain’s big grocers would never wage a full out price war because, as Justin King pointed out, Mutually Assured...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      April 1, 2015

      The Poy Sang Long Festival

      Tai Yai boys wait for a ceremony to start during the Poy Sang Long Festival in Mae Hong Son, Thailand   ...

    26. April 1, 2015

      Thai junta’s powers grow despite end of martial law

      Thailand’s military rulers have finally lifted martial law — but have run into a blizzard of attacks over even more sweeping...

    27. March 25, 2015

      Mekong authoritarianism a growing test for western partners

      States in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region seem to have learnt at least one lesson from the late Lee Kuan Yew: how to...

    28. March 15, 2015

      Thai political battle turns ever more colourful

      Somchai “Kai” Kaewthong once did roaring trade in patriotic clothes for Thailand’s “yellow-shirt” street protest movement...

    29. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The euro continued its slide towards parity with the dollar ahead of next week’s...

    30. March 12, 2015

      Asian central banks in rate cut rush

      Asian central bank watchers are having a tough time deciding where to look. On Thursday, South Korea became the latest to...

    31. March 6, 2015

      Thai temple’s lift-off triggers clash over monks and money

      Thailand’s Dhammakaya temple: the Makha Bucha ceremony An army of miniature golden Buddhas on the Dhammakaya temple’s domed...

    32. beyondbrics

      March 3, 2015

      China and Japan vie for influence with Thai rail projects

      The strategic rivalry between Japan and China in Asia is finding expression not only in territorial disputes in the east...

    33. February 27, 2015

      GM faces reality check in Southeast Asia

      When Stefan Jacoby took over 18 months ago as head of General Motors operations from the Middle East to Australia, the...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      February 26, 2015

      Art mimicking life

      Chinese tourists pose for pictures at Art in Paradise, an illusion art museum popular amongst tourists, on Thursday in...

    35. February 26, 2015

      Thai graft regulator expands its influence

      Thailand’s powerful anti-graft body is a creature of the country’s last military junta — and critics say it is no surprise...

    36. February 23, 2015

      Thailand’s Central Group earmarks $1bn for expansion

      Central Group, the Thai retailer and economic bellwether, will invest more than $1bn in an effort to fend off political...

    37. February 23, 2015

      Thailand jails students for royal insults

      Thailand has jailed two student dramatists for insulting the monarchy, in the latest legal crackdown on opponents of the...

    38. 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...

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