David Pilling - Financial Times

China’s secret consumer passions

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Chronic overinvestment and low consumption paint a worrying picture for China’s rebalancing. But consumer appetite may actually be higher than official statistics let on.

The twin stings driving Japan's urgency

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Market excitement is beginning to rub off on the real economy as Japan benefits from new-found purpose. So what's sparked this turn of events?

Tears of a climate catastrophe

Typhoon Bopha killed over 700 people in the Philippines this month, the latest in a growing number of extreme weathers events to shock the country. No wonder its chief negotiator was reduced to tears in Doha.