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    July 22, 2014

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    Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone looks much like Apple’s rival handsets except for one crucial difference: the price –...

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    Asean: Long on optimism

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  1. July 20, 2014

    A qualified defence of economic complexity

    The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to do About It, by Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan,...

  2. July 20, 2014

    Thai opposition regroup abroad in bid to regain power

    Thailand’s scattered and demoralised opposition is seeking to regroup after a military coup in May toppled the elected...

  3. July 18, 2014

    Troubled waters: the Mekong River crisis

    Den Kroolong got the jolting news in a 6am phone call at his home in northern Thailand one day in December last year. His...

  4. beyondbrics

    July 17, 2014

    Guest post: Thai consumer sentiment skyrockets since coup

    By Dan Gallucci, Asean Confidential General Prayuth Chan-ocha, leader of the May 22 coup d’état that returned Thailand yet...

  5. July 13, 2014

    Asia fund passport plans require reform

    Critically important tax issues need to be addressed to ensure the success of plans to promote cross-border fund sales in...

  6. June 30, 2014

    Singapore seizes on soaring Asia gold demand

    At an industrial zone in Singapore a worker in heat-resistant clothing pours molten gold into rectangular moulds to create...

  7. June 29, 2014

    Movers & shakers: June 30

    ● Aberdeen has a new chief executive for its asset management operations in Thailand. Korawut Leenabanchong joins from UOB...

  8. June 27, 2014

    Wealthy Thais vent anger over sanction with EU goods boycott

    Wealthy Thais who have welcomed military rule are now calling for what may prove a more wrenching change: a boycott of their...

  9. June 26, 2014

    Thailand’s surface calm hides political struggle

    A political struggle over Thailand’s coup is growing beneath the country’s surface calm, as military rulers crush dissent,...

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    June 23, 2014

    Emerging Asia to drive global infrastructure spend to 2025, says PwC

    Accelerating urbanisation – especially in India and China – is set to boost emerging Asia’s share of global spending on...

  11. June 23, 2014

    Fall in Myanmar drug seizures causes concern rather than relief

    Drug seizures in Myanmar have plunged as traffickers hide refineries and laboratories in lawless border areas, in an early...

  12. June 23, 2014

    Southeast Asia offers bank profit surprise

    It sounds like a killer pub quiz question: which part of the world has the most profitable banks? Answer: southeast Asia,...

  13. June 20, 2014

    Thai junta acts to stem foreign workers’ exodus

    Thailand’s military leaders are scrambling to stem an exodus of foreign workers that is hurting the already faltering...

  14. June 18, 2014

    Thai junta stamps authority by shelving 4G auction

    Thailand’s military rulers are stamping their mark on southeast Asia’s second-largest economy by shelving a planned mobile...

  15. June 17, 2014

    RSA appoints Goldman Sachs to handle sale of its Asia business

    RSA, the FTSE 100 insurer trying to recover from an accounting scandal in Ireland, has appointed Goldman Sachs to handle the...

  16. June 17, 2014

    Telenor apologises to Thailand military junta

    Thailand’s military junta made it clear who calls the shots in the country after Telenor of Norway issued an apology for...

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    June 17, 2014

    Guest post: reliable, traceable processed food a hit in Asia

    Ben Simpfendorfer, Silk Road Associates Walk along the chilled meat aisle in Wellcome, a Hong Kong supermarket chain, and...

  18. June 15, 2014

    Industry casts doubts over pan-Asia fund passport

    Scepticism over the idea of a pan-Asia fund passport has been around for years and remains strong despite the fact a...

  19. June 13, 2014

    Thai leaders employ ancient hero to boost their cause

    Thailand famously banned the Hollywood movie The King and I for its allegedly offensive and distorted picture of the...

  20. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2014

    Game over for Latin America?

    Expectations can be a terrible burden. Take the World Cup. No European football team has ever won the tournament on Latin...

  21. The World

    June 12, 2014

    Thai junta: Let them watch football

    By Michael Peel in Bangkok Thailand’s three-week-old military junta is showering the people with bread, circuses – and now...

  22. June 10, 2014

    China Mobile: True calling?

    What to do if you are the biggest player in the world’s biggest mobile market? The natural thing is not to spend $880m on a...

  23. June 10, 2014

    China Mobile’s Thai deal highlights competition impact

    China Mobile’s near $1bn plunge into post-military coup Thailand this week highlights the lengths to which the state-run...

  24. June 9, 2014

    The enduring power of lese majesty

    The Kingdom of Thailand is a piquant place to watch the abdication of King Juan Carlos. While the Spanish head of state...

  25. June 6, 2014

    S&P 500 at fresh peak after US jobs data

    Friday 21:00 BST. Global stocks were trading at record levels as a hugely significant week for the markets culminated with a...

  26. June 4, 2014

    Thailand becomes the land of the inverted smile

    Thailand’s coup is a public relations fiasco. A short-tempered general talking breezily about his junta’s wish to “restore...

  27. June 3, 2014

    Thailand stocks shake off coup with six-month highs

    Thailand’s post-coup share rally surged to new highs on Tuesday as investors bet the military junta’s crackdown would...

  28. May 30, 2014

    Thailand’s junta stokes stifled anger of ‘red shirts’

    Phangsri still wears her blood-red top with pride to signal her disgust at Thailand’s coup and her opposition to a junta...

  29. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2014

    Guest post: tinge of economic optimism after Thai coup

    Dan Gallucci, Asean ConfidentialWhatever progress toward a stable democracy Thailand has lost with the military’s ouster of...

  30. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2014

    Guest post: Cambodia's delicate diplomatic balance

    By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential It might seem odd to think of Cambodia as a haven of political stability. Labour...

  31. May 28, 2014

    Bangkok: nightlife under a coup

    Bangkok’s businesses breathed a little easier on Wednesday as Thailand’s new military rulers prepared to relax a curfew that...

  32. May 27, 2014

    A climate of fear sweeps Thailand

    No one should be in any doubt about the nature of the Thai coup. This is no benign military intervention aimed at restoring...

  33. May 27, 2014

    Gloves come off as military makes its point in Thailand

    Thailand: Military seeks an end to all dissent The Thai military junta has spent the days since its second coup in eight...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    May 27, 2014

    Business as usual in Bangkok

    Paula Bronstein/Getty A woman waits for business in the red light district despite the curfew in Bangkok, Thailand,...

  35. FT Alphaville

    May 27, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific stocks were trading at a 2014 peak, tracking a rise in European equities to six-year highs after the...

  36. May 26, 2014

    Thailand coup leader secures royal backing

    Thailand’s new military ruler on Monday declared his coup royally approved and warned his junta would use force to crush...

  37. May 25, 2014

    The Thais must stand up to an overmighty military

    In the years between Thailand’s last coup in 2006 and the one staged last week, conventional wisdom held that the army had...

  38. May 25, 2014

    Thai protesters face down soldiers as coup leaders tighten grip

    Anti-coup protesters faced down hundreds of soldiers on Sunday as Thailand’s military junta provoked fresh condemnation for...

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