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    1. February 12, 2016

      ‘The Sympathizer’, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

      The literature of the Vietnam war is curious in its incompleteness. On the American side, the war has mostly been...

    2. February 12, 2016

      US to corral Asean support in South China Sea spat

      Later this year an obscure international tribunal in The Hague will issue a decision about contested islands in the...

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    1. Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers

      The mix of emerging and emerged markets in the Asia-Pacific region requires lawyers to...
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      A rapprochement with the US has raised hopes that Cuba will open up to the world, with...
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    1. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Casino shares jumping as it sells stake in Thai hypermarkets

      Shares in Casino Guichard are at their highest level in two months after the French supermarket chain, which last year...

    2. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Happy lunar new year

      Xin nian kuai le! Gong hey fat choy! Or just happy Chinese new year.   Well, the good news is that the FT Hong Kong’s...

    3. February 2, 2016

      Lawsgroup’s journey from Hong Kong to Myanmar

      Before his death in 1996, the Hong Kong textile tycoon Law Ting-pong handwrote a letter of wishes in which he expressed...

    4. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: February off to positive start

      Following a tumultuous start to the year, Asian markets have started February on the front foot, and are higher in...

    5. January 30, 2016

      US Navy destroyer sails near island claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam

      A US Navy destroyer sailed on Saturday within 12 nautical miles of an island claimed by China and two other states in...

    6. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      South Korea: neither one thing nor the other

      This week brings a set of major corporate earnings from South Korea, adding to the GDP data out this morning. Good not...

    7. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Vietnam: best laid plans

      The Vietnamese Communist Party is choosing a new leadership this week, as well as setting out a fresh five-year roadmap...

    8. January 22, 2016

      Asean’s love for fast food wanes

      Asean consumers love their fried chicken, burgers and fries. Fast-food franchises are a common sight in popular...

    9. January 22, 2016

      Tale of two metro lines shows battle for business in Vietnam

      A tale of two metro lines in Vietnam’s capital has thrown sharp light on how anti-China feeling plays into a battle...

    10. January 21, 2016

      Vietnam’s ruling Communists assert power over changing times

      Vietnam’s Communists have set the stage for a choreographed leadership reshuffle at a congress that underscores the...

    11. January 21, 2016

      Key themes facing Vietnam as party meets

      Vietnam’s ruling Communist party is preparing to select its next leaders at its five-yearly congress, amid tensions...

    12. January 18, 2016

      FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2016 open for submissions

      The Financial Times is pleased to announce the launch of the submission process for the third Innovative Lawyers report...

    13. January 14, 2016

      Asean’s common market faces steep hurdles

      The Asean secretariat called it a “historic milestone”, the culmination of a journey of nearly half a century. The...

    14. December 18, 2015

      The mystery of China’s missing brides

      Inside the cardboard box there is an orange hair tie, a packet of Q-tips, lipstick, other cosmetics and a deck of...

    15. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      EM currencies stand firm after Fed hike

      What was all the fuss about? Emerging market currencies have been sliding all year, due, in part, to angst surrounding...

    16. beyondbrics

      December 14, 2015

      AEC is a milestone for Asean's development

      By Jayant Rikhye, HSBC To the list of emerging Asia’s economic powerhouses, add one more: South East Asia and its 625...

    17. December 10, 2015

      Chinese workforce could yet rise, not fall

      China’s working age population will fall by more than 10 per cent, a loss of 90m people, by 2040, as much of east Asia...

    18. December 10, 2015

      Creation of economic community forges new Asean era

      If there was an award for the most polite regional grouping in the world, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

    19. December 9, 2015

      The fiction of a unified, harmonised Asean

      If you think European nations are having a hard time holding it together — strained by disputes over immigration,...

    20. December 8, 2015

      Myanmar bourse launches long quest for regional stardom

      Myanmar will finally ring the trading bell to launch its new stock exchange on Wednesday but bold talk that Asia’s...

    21. December 1, 2015

      Output growth to keep copper prices at bay

      Copper will remain in the doldrums over the next couple years as multibillion-dollar projects commissioned during boom...

    22. November 29, 2015

      Myanmar: Ho Chi Minting it

      When a new market opens, bullishness often prevails. Familiarity has not yet had time to breed contempt. This is...

    23. November 29, 2015

      Asean would be wise to beef up its powers

      The Association of Southeast Asian Nations should be an economic powerhouse. Asean’s population of 625m is set to grow...

    24. November 27, 2015

      Art world ‘trying to hijack’ photography, says Don McCullin

      Don McCullin, the celebrated British war photographer, said the art world was “trying to hijack” photography from its...

    25. November 25, 2015

      Vietnamese coffee exports set to push sales to record

      After a year of refusing to sell their beans to international buyers, Vietnamese coffee farmers are expected to return...

    26. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2015

      JCap on Wirecard: a search for the Asian business

      Wirecard is the German-listed payment processor valued by the market at almost €6bn. It’s a market darling, a fast...

    27. November 16, 2015

      Bad debts bedevil Vietnam’s banks

      Vietnam is viewed as one of Southeast Asia’s bright spots during a tricky and uncertain time for emerging markets. The...

    28. November 11, 2015

      GrabTaxi steps up Uber rivalry in SE Asia

      GrabTaxi, the SoftBank-backed taxi-hailing app, has stepped up its rivalry with Uber in Southeast Asia with the launch...

    29. November 7, 2015

      US Navy operations send muddled message to China

      When a US warship recently sailed near a Chinese-controlled artificial island in the South China Sea, it signalled the...

    30. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2015

      Breaking the link between poverty and educational failure

      Education policymakers worldwide often make a pilgrimage of sorts to Finland and Singapore to learn about their high...

    31. November 5, 2015

      Breaking down 5 big sections of the TPP

      A month after they wrapped up negotiations , 12 Pacific Rim economies led by the US and Japan released the text of the...

    32. November 5, 2015

      US warns China against flexing its maritime muscles

      Teddy Roosevelt, who more than a century ago was the first to define the Pacific as a core US interest, once urged his...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      November 5, 2015

      Welcome to Hanoi

      Chinese President Xi Jinping, during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi. Xi’s visit to Vietnam on...

    34. November 2, 2015

      TV and film streaming services tap into Southeast Asia

      Leading Hollywood investors are teaming up with telecommunication groups and entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia to bring...

    35. October 27, 2015

      China accuses US navy of illegal incursion in South China Sea

      China has accused the US of making an “illegal” maritime incursion after an American warship sailed close to an...

    36. October 26, 2015

      South China Sea becomes more militarised

      The US Navy on Tuesday sailed a warship within 12 nautical miles of two man-made islands in the South China Sea. Here...

    37. FT Data

      October 24, 2015

      Datawatch: Vietnam is the world second-largest coffee producer

      Coffee production in Vietnam doubled in the last 10 years making the country the world’s second-largest producer after...

    38. October 23, 2015

      Different strokes: Vietnam’s golfing boom

      About 15 minutes from central Hanoi, at the spectacular and recently opened Long Bien Golf Course, a man stood hunched...

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