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    1. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Thai exports fall for third consecutive month

      The latest trade data painted a lacklustre picture of the Thai economy, with exports and imports both continuing to...

    2. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Philippines import growth defies expectations with acceleration

      Weak global demand? The Philippines scoffs at your so-called weak global demand. Apparently. Imports to the Philippines...

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    1. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    2. July 25, 2016

      Thai military marches to get out the vote and keep control 

      Thai army cadets march in formation west of Bangkok with one goal: to win the people’s hearts and minds ahead of next...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      July 18, 2016

      Inside Klong Prem Prison

      Inmates sit on the floor during an inspection visit in the long-term sentence zone inside Klong Prem high-security...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      July 6, 2016

      Parade preparation

      A Thai army officer adjusts the belt of a member of the honour guard in preparation for the arrival of Laos Prime...

    5. June 30, 2016

      Thai start-up tries to outdo Elon Musk in green energy storage

      Piriyathep Kanchanadul flicks a switch to set a bank of light ablaze, fed by electrolyte that shoots round a tentacular...

    6. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      Thailand holds rates again

      The Bank of Thailand decided to keep its interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, in line with the central bank’s stance...

    7. June 20, 2016

      Swiss private banks sharpen Southeast Asia focus

      Swiss private banks are looking to capitalise on global banks’ retreat from Southeast Asia, pushing deeper into the...

    8. June 10, 2016

      Thai temple troubles spark calls for spiritual clean-up

      Thailand’s venerable monkhood is in the spotlight amid allegations ranging from fraud to animal smuggling, as...

    9. June 9, 2016

      Scary FX attractions of EM Amusement Park

      At the Emerging Markets Amusement Park, investors have grown tired with some of its fairground attractions. Last year,...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2016

      Anniversary celebrations

      Thai Buddhist monks queue to receive morning alms during a ceremony celebrating the 70th anniversary of Thai King...

    11. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Thailand consumer confidence at eight-month low

      Thailand’s consumer confidence has continued to deteriorate despite the recent tax reforms meant to bolster...

    12. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Thailand consumer prices climb for second month

      Consumer goods prices in Thailand gained further ground in May, one month after having finally ended a painfully long...

    13. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Big data

      Asian markets look set to begin June on a cautious note amid a deluge of key economic data including PMIs and top tier...

    14. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Falling imports, more tourists buoy Thailand's current account

      Thailand’s current account surplus fell by close to $2bn last month from its March level, but was still held up by...

    15. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Thai factory output holds up in April

      Thailand’s factories outpaced production expectations in April even as output slowed from the previous month, striking...

    16. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to follow Wall St higher, oil gains

      US crude prices rose to their highest level since October, but it was strong gains for financial and technology stocks...

    17. May 24, 2016

      Nirvana Asia’s founder – a fortune from funerals

      Unlike many door-to-door sales agents, Nirvana Asia’s can honestly tell potential customers that their product is...

    18. May 19, 2016

      Thailand farming woes hurt GDP and consumption

      The worst seasonal drought in decades continues to damage Thailand’s agricultural sector and shrink the incomes of...

    19. Tech blog

      May 18, 2016

      #techFT - Ads embarrass on extremist's site

      How did Citibank ads appear on an Islamist extremist’s website? Will we see Nokia branded phones again? Want to buy a...

    20. May 18, 2016

      Credit Suisse targets rich Thais

      Credit Suisse is targeting rich Thais in the latest move by a Swiss bank to tap Asian markets where private wealth...

    21. May 18, 2016

      Thailand motorbike taxi crackdown deals blow to Uber

      Thailand has forced motorcycle ride-hailing operators including Uber off the road, in the latest blow to the...

    22. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Indonesia motorbike sales hit the brakes in April

      Sales in one of the world’s largest markets for motorbikes stalled again in April after revving up the month before....

    23. May 12, 2016

      Junta targets Facebook users in escalating crackdown in Thailand

      Facebook users have emerged as a target of Thailand’s ruling junta as it clamps down on online criticism in an effort...

    24. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Pandora on track for best day since February 2015

      Life’s a charm for Pandora shareholders. Well, today at any rate. Shares in the Danish jeweller, which is best known...

    25. May 9, 2016

      New Delhi unmoved by cigarette packaging challenges

      India’s ITC resumed its cigarette production following several weeks of suspension, after legal challenges failed to...

    26. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2016

      China's extend and pretend is only making things worse

      For some, China represents a positive scenario of structural reforms returning the country to its position as the...

    27. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      Thai CPI rises for 1st time in 15 months

      Consumer prices in Thailand rose in April according to the country’s headline gauge, ending a 15-month declining...

    28. May 1, 2016

      Free beer and prawns for Leicester City’s Thai fans

      Leicester City’s surge to the brink of an unlikely English Premier League triumph has enthralled football fans around...

    29. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Japan takes a break

      TGIAPHIJ: Thank goodness it’s a public holiday in Japan. It is perhaps something of a relief for investors that the...

    30. April 28, 2016

      Thai junta cracks down on opposition ahead of constitution vote

      Thailand’s ruling generals have launched a new anti-opposition crackdown as they attempt to force through a contentious...

    31. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2016

      Asia reform: Roadblocks to progress

      By Jon Harrison and Trey McArver of Trusted Sources The prospects for structural economic reform in developing Asian...

    32. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Thai exports rise for second month running

      Exports from Thailand grew in March for the second consecutive month, but appear to have lost much of their steam...

    33. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Sidelined

      It’s one of those “big” weeks, with a lot going on in terms of monetary policy meetings and key economic releases....

    34. April 24, 2016

      Big Pharma hunts for malaria drugs to fight mosquito resistance

      China’s first Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was 419 years in the making. Tu Youyou, an 85 year-old chemist,...

    35. April 21, 2016

      Asean demand for travel takes off

      The new Filipino and Vietnamese middle class are flying in ever-greater numbers within Southeast Asia as they...

    36. April 20, 2016

      Glitzy Bangkok puts a gloss on Thailand’s rising credit risk

      In Bangkok’s wealthy Sukhumvit district, fancy restaurants, international-standard watering holes and luxury...

    37. April 7, 2016

      Barclays to sell Asia wealth division to OCBC for $320m

      Barclays has agreed to sell its wealth and investment management business in Singapore and Hong Kong to Singapore’s...

    38. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Aussie, Indian central banks to the fore

      It’s shaping up as a mixed day for Asian markets as Wall Street drifted lower through Monday’s session. Things could be...

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