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    Bond investors parse the frontier story

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    April 10, 2014

    Mobile market in Hanoi

    Luong Thai Linh/EPA A street vendor walks with her goods in a street in Hanoi, Vietnam. According to a report released by...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Vietnam Airlines IPO will struggle to get off the runway

    If there is an award for the longest gestation period for a privatisation in emerging markets, Vietnam Airlines would...

  3. April 4, 2014

    ‘Asia’s Cauldron’, by Robert Kaplan

    Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, by Robert Kaplan, Ballantine Books, RRP£12.99/Random...

  4. April 2, 2014

    Asia follows China into an old-fashioned arms race

    Everyone knows about China’s arms build-up. Beijing’s defence budget has risen eightfold in 20 years. In that time it has...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    April 2, 2014

    Going home

    Siv Channa/AFP/Getty Images US soldiers carry a flag-draped coffin containing the remains believed to be of a US soldier...

  6. beyondbrics

    March 18, 2014

    China leads EM surge in high tech exports

    Source: HSBC Emerging markets are redrawing the map of global trade in high-tech goods with several countries in developing...

  7. March 17, 2014

    Cotton origins picked for world futures contract

    Cotton grown on five continents will underpin a new futures market for the fibre as the US loses its central role as a...

  8. March 12, 2014

    Earnings concerns knock European stocks

    European equities were in retreat on Wednesday in the wake of significant falls in Asia and the US overnight. The FTSE...

  9. March 11, 2014

    Aircraft mystery deepens as search shifts

    The disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines flight with its 239 passengers and crew has heightened confusion after the...

  10. The World

    March 10, 2014

    Malaysian mystery: ‘A series of very unlikely scenarios’

    By Clive Cookson, Science EditorIn our world of super-surveillance it seems almost unthinkable that a large airliner with...

  11. March 10, 2014

    Q&A: what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?

    Almost three days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared over the South China Sea...

  12. March 9, 2014

    Interpol sounds alarm on passenger checks

    Interpol has warned of a global security weakness after it emerged that authorities had failed to check the stolen passports...

  13. March 9, 2014

    Missing Malaysia Airlines flight spurs rare co-operation in tension-racked region

    The apparent loss of a Malaysia Airlines flight over the South China Sea has sparked a rare display of co-operation among...

  14. beyondbrics

    February 26, 2014

    SE Asia: Costa Coffee's next big hope

    Brewed coffee may not be an obvious market in southeast Asia, a region with a strong tea-drinking culture thanks to the...

  15. February 26, 2014

    Thailand’s rice mountain offers grain of hope to neighbours

    “The store of rice in your attic is your enemy,” goes the Thai proverb. “It makes them who have none very jealous.” The...

  16. February 25, 2014

    Trans-Pacific Partnership talks stall on US-Japan stand-off

    Talks between 12 Pacific Rim countries to create a tariff-free trade zone spanning the US, key Asian states and Latin...

  17. FT Photo Diary

    February 17, 2014

    Red lines

    Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA Dozens of Filipino and Vietnamese nationals rallied outside the Chinese embassy to protest against...

  18. February 16, 2014

    Tales of success from Ho Chi Minh City

    An increasing number of women are taking the helm at some of Vietnam’s largest companies. But according to two high-ranking...

  19. February 14, 2014

    Time to move in on emerging market opportunities

    Things are not looking good for emerging markets, with investors taking fright at populist governments seeking re-election,...

  20. February 14, 2014

    Six things to know about Viber

    The messaging service Viber has been bought for $900m by Japan’s largest e-commerce company by sales, Rakuten. So what is...

  21. February 13, 2014

    Dogfight for aircraft orders looms large in Asia

    In the dogfight for aircraft orders between Boeing and Airbus, Asia is looming ever larger as a theatre of war. At this...

  22. February 9, 2014

    US blames China for rising tensions in South China Sea

    The Obama administration has significantly sharpened its rhetoric about China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea...

  23. February 7, 2014

    Good morning Vietnam, McDonald’s has landed

    McDonald’s is due to throw open its doors in Vietnam on Saturday, in a location that is high in historical symbolism – and...

  24. February 6, 2014

    US trade deficit widens more than expected

    After some disappointing retail sales data for December, Thursday brought a more optimistic data set for January in the...

  25. FT Alphaville

    January 31, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: A Wall Street rally failed to ignite the few Asian markets not shuttered for the lunar new year holidays. On...

  26. January 31, 2014

    Stocks suffer worst January since 2010

    Friday 21:10 GMT. Global equities recorded their worst start to a year since 2010 as turmoil in emerging markets left...

  27. MBA blog

    January 30, 2014

    Chinese New Year - the horse is coming

    As the western world has left the Christmas and New Year holiday season behind, China is gearing up for the Chinese New...

  28. beyondbrics

    January 30, 2014

    Asean: electricity shock coming

    If you are doing business in Asean – the Association of Southeast Asian Nations – be prepared for an electric shock....

  29. January 3, 2014

    Top 2014 destinations, picked by travel industry leaders

    Iran Thirty-five years after it dropped off the tourist map, Iran may be set to return to the top of “must-visit” lists for...

  30. December 17, 2013

    Asia’s casinos face a tough fight to attract overseas high-rollers

    Casinos are big business in Asia, but the scale of the bets now being placed on its growth is staggering. The latest punt...

  31. December 13, 2013

    SE Asia’s emerging economies – Vietnam

    The worst has passed for Vietnam. Inflation fell to 6 per cent year-on-year as of the third quarter of 2013 versus 15-20 per...

  32. December 11, 2013

    Schools inspector urges return of testing for UK seven-year-olds

    Ministers must reinstate compulsory testing of seven-year-olds in core subjects if UK pupils are to catch up with their...

  33. beyondbrics

    December 9, 2013

    Guest post: Senkaku - accelerating the China relocation trade?

    By Ifty Islam of AT Capital The debate continues on the motivations and risks of China’s decision on November 23 to announce...

  34. December 8, 2013

    Obama cannot lead from behind on trade

    By a quirk of history, the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement coincides with a crisis over US...

  35. December 3, 2013

    Zalora raises $112m to tap into southeast Asia online retailing

    Zalora, an online fashion retailer focused on southeast Asia, has raised $112m from new investors including billionaire Len...

  36. November 28, 2013

    China has thrown down a gauntlet to America

    At first glance, Beijing’s designation of an air defence zone in the East China Sea marks a calibrated escalation of its...

  37. beyondbrics

    November 25, 2013

    Frontier markets on a tear - but can it last?

    Frontier markets have come out of 2013 a lot better than emerging ones, as the FT’s Robin Wigglesworth noted. The MSCI...

  38. November 24, 2013

    Case study: Vietnam values female perspective on money

    The jury may be out for many people as to whether men make better fund managers than women but in Ho Chi Minh City,...

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