Containers transporting everything from shoes to aerospace parts make over 200m journeys a year by ship, truck and train. In the second video in the FT's 50 Best Business Ideas series, David Pilling, Asia Editor, explains why standardised containers revolutionised world trade by minimising transport costs For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
China is still where the money is in the art world in spite of a slowdown this year.
According to some measures, Hong Kong has the second worst air quality in China. It's a problem the city must address if it wants to maintain its position as Asia's leading international city, especially with Singapore offering a more pleasant environment and Shanghai's rise to prominence. The FT's Tom Griggs investigates
As China continues to internationalise its currency, a small but growing number of multinationals are now using renminbi in cross-border trade.
A collision between two ferries just off the coast of Lamma, an island south-west of Hong Kong has left 37 dead and dozens injured.
Lex's Stuart Kirk and Julia Grindell discuss how pressure from high fuel costs and growing competition helped lead Hong Kong flag carrier, Cathay Pacific, to its biggest 6 month loss for 10 years. For more commentary from the Lex team, visit http://www.ft.com/lex http://www.FT.com/
http://www.FT.com/ Dim sum bonds - renminbi currency bonds sold outside the Chinese mainland - has financial centres around the world falling over themselves for a piece of the rapidly growing market. Robin Wigglesworth, capital markets correspondent, looks at how London has positioned itself near the top of the queue.
http://www.FT.com/ The rapid growth of Asia's economies and tax breaks are propelling Singapore as a regional commodities trading centre. The FT's Jeremy Grant examines the city-state's ambition to become Asia's leading trading hub before Shanghai and Hong Kong get there first
http://www.FT.com/ Idris Jala, the Malaysian minister in charge of economic development, tells the FT's Sarah Mishkin how his department is seeking to lift Malaysia out of the so called middle income trap through economic and labour market reform. For more video content from the FT, visit the Financial Times video section at: http://www.ft.com/video
http://www.FT.com/ China's power and influence is increasing in terms of politics, economics and the military. Meanwhile the US is undergoing both economic and political crises and is cutting its defence budget. At Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondent's Club, the FT's Demetri Sevastopulo asks commentators Edward Luce and Michael Anti what they expect from the two nations in the coming decades