Raphael Minder (Geneva, 1971) has been a full-time journalist since 1993, when he started working in Zurich Switzerland for Bloomberg News. He then spent 10 years as a staff correspondent for the Financial Times, working in Paris, Brussels, Sydney and finally Hong Kong as the FT Asia regional correspondent. Raphael holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oxford University, where he studied politics, philosophy and economics. He also has a Master’s degree from the Columbia CUT ’s School of Journalism in New York. Raphael has always worked in English, but also speaks French, German and Spanish.