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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. February 19, 2015

      Concerns persist over Asean economic bloc

      When Google recently tried to move some engineers urgently from Malaysia to Thailand, the search engine titan hit a...

    7. February 17, 2015

      InterContinental Hotels plumps its dividend

      InterContinental Hotels Group has promised shareholders an 11 per cent boost to its final dividend, despite warning of...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      February 12, 2015

      Tiger temple

      A Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand....

    9. February 11, 2015

      Lord Browne laments obstacles to Whitehall reform

      Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, has “broken some bones in the civil service” in his drive to overhaul Whitehall,...

    10. beyondbrics

      February 9, 2015

      Guest post: how the China carry trade could unwind

      By Achilles Risvas, Dromeus Capital Management Could changing tides in “carry trade” capital flows suddenly drain value from...

    11. February 8, 2015

      Thailand’s generals should stand aside

      In a year when there are elections in Myanmar, once the epitome of a tinpot dictatorship, it is ironic that neighbouring...

    12. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2015

      Surging debt seen as the key threat to emerging Asia

      Emerging Asia is set to be the world’s fastest-growing region again in 2015, skirting the contagion from Russia’s crisis and...

    13. January 23, 2015

      Yingluck Shinawatra impeached over Thailand rice subsidy scheme

      Thailand’s former prime minister faces a 10-year jail term on a charge of criminal negligence that threatens to widen...

    14. January 21, 2015

      Malaysia: wolves return

      “We are like wolves on the ridge line looking down on a herd of elk.” So said a hedge fund manager two decades ago. Back...

    15. January 19, 2015

      Yingluck loyalists take to YouTube in Thailand

      Anti-corruption protesters around the world have wielded YouTube as a weapon to oust governments — but in Thailand, it is...

    16. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2015

      Oil price slump cleaves divisions between EM winners and losers

      The skidding prices of oil and other commodities are starting to cleave sharp divisions between those emerging market (EM)...

    17. January 15, 2015

      Asia’s central bankers lean towards looser policy

      For the past few years Asian central bankers have faced a quandary — keep rates at record lows and stoke a potentially...

    18. January 9, 2015

      At the border of hope and despair

      “Uncle George” has been in exile for more than 37 years and his abundant charm can’t hide his desire to go home....

    19. January 7, 2015

      Southeast Asia derivatives trading hit record high

      Derivatives volumes on the three biggest exchanges in Southeast Asia hit record highs in 2014 in a sign that the region's...

    20. January 4, 2015

      Pope Francis chooses 20 cardinals from across the globe

      Pope Francis has appointed 20 new cardinals from 18 countries in a clear move by the pontiff to diversify the College of...

    21. beyondbrics

      December 30, 2014

      EM portfolio flows suffer sharpest slump since "taper tantrum"

      Portfolio flows into emerging markets (EM) suffered their sharpest slump in December since the 2013 “taper tantrum” as the...

    22. December 30, 2014

      Asean smartphone makers play to home market strengths

      Lionel Messi starred in global advertisements this summer for Samsung Electronics but in Indonesia the Barcelona footballer...

    23. December 29, 2014

      TalkTalk emerges as potential Blinkbox buyer

      TalkTalk has emerged as the frontrunner to acquire Blinkbox, Tesco’s lossmaking video streaming service. A deal could be...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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