FT Confidential Research

Nurses practice smiling with chopsticks in their mouths at a hospital in Handan, Hebei province, China, May 8, 2017. © Reuters

Urban China goes private as universal health cover falls short

Rising incomes allow more households to supplement the overburdened government system

  • Political fatigue wears on Thai consumers

    Election, economy damp political sentiment as one-year royal mourning period ends

  • Malaysia struggles to attract more tourists

    Total visitor arrivals fall as border-crossing fees bite

  • Thai households still suffer debt hangover

    FTCR data show consumer debt will remain a drag on the economy; regulations will help

  • China crackdown on pollution and housing to hit excavator sales

    Dealers see triple-digit sales growth ending as winter approaches

  • China congress will disappoint hopes for radical economic change

    Leadership has highlighted gradual approach to policy commitments

  • Electric vehicle race is on in Southeast Asia

    Thailand and Malaysia most likely to attract investment in domestic production

  • Strong service sector boosts China labor demand

    FTCR China Labour Market Index up in September but historically weak

  • China's Zhengzhou banishes ghosts but struggles for second act

    City ambitious to become regional hub but real estate and infrastructure hold sway

  • Struggle for foreign brands in China spreads to provinces

    FTCR data show multinationals under pressure from local rivals in key urban markets

  • Road looking clear for car-hailing in the Philippines

    Despite Uber's recent suspension, regulatory improvements likely for the sector

  • Informal jobs sector both a blessing and curse in Southeast Asia

    Unemployment rates low but income growth slowing

  • Banking in Cambodia: the money keeps flowing

    Strong growth continues but potential risks loom

  • Malaysians most pessimistic among Asean-5

    Sluggish growth and corruption scandal weigh on political and economic sentiment

  • Philippines outsourcing has human and robot problems

    Slowing growth requires workforce with better skills, creative AI response

  • China's online payments duopoly of one

    Alipay will lead WeChat Pay thanks to superior shopping and investment options

  • Jokowi approval rating survives protests and inequality

    FTCR data show Indonesian leader's popularity rising despite weak political outlook

  • China mortgage lending surges as house prices seen rising further

    Authorities have been wary of cracking down too hard on a vital sector of the economy

  • Challenges in Malaysia point to delayed election

    Palm oil problems, political boundaries and Najib's ratings suggest no vote in 2017

  • Caution required on Indonesia's plan for Batam

    Issues with implementation mean that pay-off is likely to take several years