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    1. July 28, 2015

      Rocket satellite Lazada gains altitude

      When one Lazada customer opened his package a few weeks ago to discover a bar of soap in place of the iPhone he had...

    2. July 26, 2015

      Chinese tourists spurn SE Asia holidays

      Key Southeast Asian markets have seen a marked drop in Chinese tourists, a growth sector across much of the globe, as...

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    1. July 21, 2015

      Tony Fernandes loses Asia Tune Hotels partner

      Tony Fernandes, the Malaysian entrepreneur behind AirAsia, has suffered a setback to his budget hotel business, which...

    2. July 20, 2015

      Southern Thailand hit by weak rubber prices

      At a time when little is going right for Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, and after a decade of debilitating...

    3. July 20, 2015

      Banks vie to build up Asia compliance teams

      Asia’s compliance and corporate investigation industry is booming as regulators from China to the US crack down on...

    4. beyondbrics

      July 17, 2015

      The Chinese Stock Free Fall: Not a Crisis, but a Scary Fire Drill

      By David Daokui Li, Tsinghua University For most economies in the world, a 30 per cent drop in the stock index within a...

    5. July 15, 2015

      Brewers ferment big plans in Southeast Asia

      Southeast Asia, with its young populations and growing middle classes, has become an important target market for...

    6. July 15, 2015

      China detains 20 foreigners in Inner Mongolia

      Chinese authorities have detained 20 foreigners in a remote Inner Mongolian city on claims they are linked to a...

    7. July 13, 2015

      Trial puts Thailand people-smuggling record under fresh scrutiny

      Thailand’s much-criticised record on people-smuggling is set to come under a fresh spotlight as two Phuket-based...

    8. July 9, 2015

      El Niño hits Asian and African cereal production

      Adverse weather conditions and the effect of El Niño is hitting key cereal production in Africa and Asia, although...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      July 8, 2015

      Rohingya Refugees

      Rohingya men push a fishing boat to shore in Shamlapur, Bangladesh. In the past months thousands of Rohingya have...

    10. July 5, 2015

      Japan boosts aid to ‘Mekong five’ nations

      Japan has pledged Y750bn ($6.1bn) in aid to the “Mekong five” nations over the next three years as Tokyo seeks fresh...

    11. July 2, 2015

      Japan launches fresh cash and diplomacy push to woo Mekong states

      Japan is poised to launch a fresh push to bond tighter with a quintet of southeast Asian countries it sees as crucial...

    12. June 28, 2015

      AirAsia CEO pledges to prove airline’s critics wrong

      A catastrophic crash at his Indonesian airline, the relegation of his English football team, an embarrassing exit from...

    13. June 25, 2015

      Doubts raised over Thailand election timetable

      The generals ruling Thailand may have to extend their grip on power well into 2017 if there are “hiccups” in the...

    14. June 25, 2015

      Coup leader’s lament tells of Thai troubles

      The leader of Thailand’s military junta rarely misses a chance to speak his mind or have a go at journalists. But his...

    15. June 15, 2015

      Thailand’s off-the-books debt problem

      A nasty consumer debt hangover awaits Thailand, as recently highlighted by EM Squared. Over the past decade, Thais have...

    16. June 12, 2015

      Singapore urges closer Asean markets integration

      Stock markets in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand should develop linked up post-trade systems to speed integration of...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 12, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Ted Baker fashions 24% sales rise

      Twitter’s CEO has quit , Ted Baker’s glad he’s gone abroad – sales are up 24 per cent helped by international expansion...

    18. June 12, 2015

      Southeast Asia’s economic surge lures Bangladeshis to sea

      Mansura Begum has not seen her brother since he disappeared two years ago from the ragged settlement where she lives on...

    19. June 10, 2015

      Emerging markets: Trading blow

      It was only five years ago, but it feels like a different era. Roger Agnelli, the then chief executive of Vale, the...

    20. June 8, 2015

      China plans national park system to protect few unspoilt areas

      Race to protect China’s remaining natural wonders China plans to introduce a national parks system in a move that could...

    21. June 5, 2015

      The German winemaker tending vineyards in Thailand

      Since moving to Thailand, winemaker Kathrin Puff has been almost as devoted to competitive exercise as to vines, and...

    22. June 3, 2015

      Japan squares up to China over Asian infrastructure

      A tussle is heating up between China and Japan to secure big-ticket infrastructure projects and assert their influence...

    23. June 2, 2015

      Asia’s boat people: Nowhere is home

      Ziaur Rahman has history in four countries but a secure home in none. The 23-year-old from the Rohingya ethnic group...

    24. June 2, 2015

      Thailand falls further into deflation

      Thailand has reported its fifth straight month of deflation, its longest run since the global financial crisis,...

    25. May 29, 2015

      Myanmar hits back over SE Asia migrant crisis criticism

      Myanmar condemned “finger pointing” over Southeast Asia’s migrant exodus on Friday, as an international meeting laid...

    26. May 26, 2015

      India tops China in Asian growth league

      Shifting trade patterns, cheaper oil and a slowing Chinese economy are helping to shake up the league table of Asian...

    27. May 25, 2015

      Malaysia finds 139 graves at migrant camps

      Malaysian police have discovered 139 graves thought to contain the remains of hundreds of people smuggled from Myanmar...

    28. May 22, 2015

      The unwanted Rohingya refugees dumped at sea

      Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter Roshida loaded herself and four of her children on to a cramped cargo...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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