David Pilling - Financial Times

China’s secret consumer passions

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

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.