Gordon Yeo

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The Fragile Middle: Tanzania's cola wars

Competition between Tanzania's fizzy drinks producers is hotting up and giving Coca-Cola a run for its money. Katrina Manson reports from Dar es …

East Africa

Meet the Fragile Middle: China's young migrant workers

Migrant workers make up nearly a fifth of the Chinese population and, with average wages of about $14 a day, they are at the upper end of middle …

Migrant Workers

The Fragile Middle: millions face poverty as emerging economies slow

More than one-third of the world lives on between $2 and $10 a day, making this “fragile middle” the world’s biggest income group. Some 2.8bn people …

World Bank

Maintain the vigil over global poverty

For the past five years, the world economy has been in crisis. However, if we take a longer view and survey economic developments over the past three …

World Economy

Fragile Middle: Tanzania’s soft drinks war targets poor consumers

Cash-conscious consumers in Tanzania will soon have a new product to spend their hard-earned money on: Mo Cola.<p>The fizzy drink is the latest …

Africa

The Fragile Middle: Rising inequality in Africa weighs on new consumers

“Those, those!”, exclaims the girl, pointing to an outsized bag of marshmallows on the top of the shelf, way above her reach.<p>“Please, those!” she …

South Africa

Fragile Middle: Malaysians feel pinch as subsidies are cut

Lee Ee May, a 27-year-old working in the Kuala Lumpur offices of an international management consultancy, appears comfortably well-off by Malaysian …

Asia

Fragile Middle: India’s petty entrepreneurs face uncertain future

It makes for a curious combination of businesses under one roof, but Bheem Chandra Mahto has found an ingenious way to top up the income of the …

India

Plaudits for Brazil’s anti-poverty scheme wane

Brazil’s <i>bolsa família</i> scheme aims to help people out of poverty and into the middle class, and most of its 50m Brazilian beneficiaries regard the …

Brazil

Fragile Middle: Latin American aspirations risk being frustrated

“Shopping Recife”, a shopping centre in Brazil’s sweltering northeast, is one of the more obvious signs of how much Latin America has changed over …

Brazil

The Fragile Middle: China’s migrant workers test urbanisation drive

Xu Bo has worked in a construction gang in Beijing for four years, helping build the city apartments and skyscrapers that symbolise China’s urban …

China

Meet the Fragile Middle: the Jakarta street food vendor

Rising living costs are making life more difficult for Bang Udin Soto, a street food vendor in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. His priority is a …

Developing Countries

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A slippery ladder: 2.8bn people on the brink

Muljoko, a 27-year-old cleaner who works in one of Jakarta’s gleaming office towers, has all the trappings of a newly minted member of the middle …

Income Inequality

Slowdown puts 1bn middle class at risk

Almost a billion people in the developing world are at risk of slipping out of the ranks of a nascent middle class, according to FT analysis, raising …

Income Inequality
United Kingdom

Diageo boss Menezes shakes up team at spirits giant

DIAGEO chief executive Ivan Menezes moved to stamp his authority on the spirits giant today by unveiling a shake-up of his top management …

S Korea’s elderly left behind by speed of change

As she shuffles down the snow-dusted lanes beside her home, 81-year-old Hwang Sam-bun can easily gaze over at the gleaming Tower Palace, an opulent …

Senior Citizen

A good reason to get married is to get rid of your partner

Richard Curtis take note - perhaps the greatest reason why women long for wedlock is to lose the awkward labels by which the unwed are known<p>Richard Curtis is the bard of British awkwardness – and the male variety, in particular – so it’s only fitting he lift the trophy for the most inept proposal …

Too many Brits are not pulling their weight

Fat is the new normal, so if M&S mannequins make you feel small, it’s time to bulk up<p>However odious it is to point the finger of chastisement at people with embarrassing body shapes, it becomes a moral obligation when the medical evidence is overwhelming. And so, in the light of the chief medical …

New Jersey

Drive out golf bores and let women join the club

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews could follow the example of the MCC and admit women<p>The news that the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews could be on the brink of admitting women members, with the matter being put to a vote in September, will be greeted with wry amusement in …

Historic Images of the Rough Bounds, Mallaig Heritage Centre

Image Gallery<p>Historic Images of the Rough Bounds from years gone by...<p>These images were provided courtesy of Mallaig Heritage Centre.