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    1. 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 to...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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 process to...

    2. 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 latest...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 for...

    6. 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 the...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 help...

    9. 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 has the...

    10. 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 in...

    11. 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 grew up...

    12. 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, highlighting...

    13. 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 bare...

    14. 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 growth,...

    15. 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 and...

    16. 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 boat...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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)...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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”...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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