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It's hard to explain just how much Myanmar has changed. It's at least as hard to know whether to believe in all the changes Myanmar has made.
Hong Kong textile manufacturers have signed a deal to set up their first industrial park in Yangon, which they expect will slash production costs by at least half.
Myanmar's transition to democracy remains "fragile" with ethnic minorities still suffering widespread abuse and the military maintaining its influence in most institutions, a UN expert said Wednesday.
The Hawaii-based East-West Centre, established to forge links between the United States and the Asia-Pacific, is hosting the fourth iteration of its biennial media conference in Rangoon this week.
The Burma government's housing department is planning to build 30,000 new low-cost homes in townships on the outskirts of the country's largest city, an official said Wednesday.
A memorial for the victims of the 1983 Rangoon bombing by North Korean agents will be unveiled in late April.
The Australia and Singapore listed property-related company said on Tuesday that it has formally agreed to pay $24 million for an 80 per cent stake in a Myanmar company which owns and has the rights to develop 2.414 acres of land in Dagon Township, Yangon region.
The Burmese government on Tuesday released its final report on the alleged killings of dozens of Rohingya Muslims in Duu Chee Yar Tan village in northern Arakan State in January and it again strongly denied that any such violence took place.
An investigation committee appointed by the Burmese government says it has found no evidence of claims that at least 40 Rohingyas were killed during attacks in January.
Media experts say that while Myanmar still has a long way to go in liberalising its media sector, the scene there is not vastly different from that of its neighbours like Cambodia or the Philippines.
Yoma has inked a deal with First Myanmar Investment Co to jointly develop two plots of land at FMI City Gate Sites in Yangon, for US$3.2 million - PHOTO: YOMA STRATEGIC HOLDINGS LTD Yoma Strategic Holdings on Tuesday unveiled several projects in Myanmar, including the restoration of the former Myanmar Railway Company headquarters into a hotel.
A boy dives into the Yangon river from his boat, after returning from coal mining, in Yangon on November 26, 2013.
From right to left: NCCT chairman Nai Hong Sar, MPC member Nyo Ohn Myint and KNU leader Kwe Htoo Win talk with senior military officers during talks in Rangoon.
The mainboard-listed insurer is the first Southeast Asian life insurer to gain approval to set up an office in Myanmar.
On 27th Street, in Rangoon's mouldering colonial core, an ancient sound-a halting clack-clack-clack-emanates from a hole-in-the-wall storefront.