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The UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Burma Vijay Nambiar on Monday concluded his eighth official visit to the country in the past year, after a week in which he met a host of senior officials in Naypyidaw, discussed the resumption of international aid with community leaders in Arakan State and attended a round of ceasefire talks in Rangoon ... (more)
Why fortune will favour the brave in Asia's final real estate frontier; Following three years of constant chatter and speculation about Myanmar being the final frontier in Asian real estate, I finally made it to Yangon this week to attend the second Real Estate and Urban Build Platform conference.
JWD InfoLogistics Co, a Thai logistics firm serving three key industries - food and cold chain, chemicals and dangerous goods, and automotive - aims to be an Asean leader by 2019 after penetrating neighbouring markets this year.
Finally, they appear to have struck a deal with the dragons-guardians of a sunken bell in Burma that, if found, is believed to be the world's largest.
Activists in Burma began a signature campaign on Tuesday to tally public opposition to an electoral system based on proportional representation , which some parties including the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party are pushing to implement ahead of nationwide elections next year.
In this Aug 17, 2014 photo, a group of Buddhist devotees sweep on platform at Myanmar famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.
Standlake-based Flightline Support, one of the first British companies to clinch orders in the Asian country since trade sanctions were lifted 12 months ago, has sent two tankers to the airport in Yangon.
The vision is the integration of the economies of the 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations whose combined gross domestic product is $2 trillion, to create a new economic powerhouse where there is free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor and capital.
Leaders of ethnic armed groups say they want Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to observe the signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement and the accompanying political dialogue.
Myanmar's navy has seized around 2.4 million ecstasy tablets hidden in a ship, a record haul of the drug in the country, police said on Monday .
Aung San Suu Kyi, left, gives a certificate to a publisher who donated books to her late mother's Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, during a meeting with artists at the Royal Rose restaurant in Rangoon on Monday.
Burma's Financial Intelligence Unit has investigated an investment in one of the country's biggest banks by the grandson of the late dictator Gen.
The Rangoon divisional government has awarded a multi-billion dollar contract to a largely unknown public company to implement the Rangoon expansion plan, a development plan that will see Burma's biggest city grow by tens of thousands of acres.
Britain's newly appointed international development minister said on Monday that the United Kingdom will increase its development aid to Burma by more than a third in the next fiscal year.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:05 am
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