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Nai Hong Sar, head of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team , speaks during recent talks with government negotiators in Rangoon.
THE THAILAND Convention and Exhibition Bureau is teaming up with Myanmar's largest business association to hold trade shows and related events in both countries, as Myanmar continues its rapid opening to international business.
Since almost five decades of rule by a military junta came to an end in Myanmar in 2011, a growing number of tourists are choosing to visit the South East Asian nation.
Private Burmese banks are calling on the country's Central Bank to be more transparent in plans to grant limited operating licenses to foreign banks next month.
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Regional integration offers greater opportunities to narcotics producers and traffickers in Burma, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said on Wednesday, at a time when Asia's demand for methamphetamines shows signs of accelerating.
The military takeover in Thailand is prompting a new push by the country's oil companies to press for business in Burma, an industry analyst said.
Thai Oil Plc TOP is currently looking for overseas expansion in order to boost its growth and add its value in a long run, starting in Myanmar and Indonesia .
The Myanmarese economic deputy minister is expected to meet with Lotte Group's vice chairman Lee In-won in early September when he visits here.
An ethnic Pa-O political leader has issued advice to the Burmese government on its opium eradication efforts-either take serious action or stop harassing the farmers who are left with few choices but to grow poppies.
A group art show, "Made in Myanmar," is now on display at the Lokanat art gallery in downtown Rangoon, and as its name suggests, it features paintings that depict life in Burma.
SPEAKING FREELY Media suppression imperils Myanmar reform By Elliot Brennan Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say.
The UN on Monday warned that widespread criminal activity in Myanmar was undermining stability and development, as it hailed a new partnership with the government to tackle "significant" crime and drug problems in the impoverished country.
Burma's first nationwide census in three decades was conducted successfully and in line with international standards across the country, with the exception of Arakan State, according to a team of independent observers.
Updated: Thu Aug 21, 2014 02:00 am
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