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2 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Sweeping up Shwedagon for merit

Every evening, more than a dozen men and women walk in a tight row in front of Myanmar's most-revered Buddhist pagoda, sweeping the vast marble terrace in unison in hopes of keeping it clean for barefoot pilgrims.

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2 hrs ago | BBC News

The last Armenians of Myanmar

One of the oldest churches in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is struggling to keep going - its congregation only occasionally reaches double figures.

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2 hrs ago | Thephuketinsider.com

Private Jet Terminal For Yangon

As Yangon continues to capture the imagination of business leaders and tourism players, making news recently is Thailand's MJets, who has opened a private jet terminal in Yangon.

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3 hrs ago | Thephuketinsider.com

Private Jet Terminal For Yangon

As Yangon continues to capture the imagination of business leaders and tourism players, making news recently is Thailand's MJets, who has opened a private jet terminal in Yangon.

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7 hrs ago | BBC News

The last Armenians of Myanmar

One of the oldest churches in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is struggling to keep going - its congregation only occasionally reaches double figures.

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11 hrs ago | World News Report

UK Listed Myanmar Investments International Invests in New Microfinance Joint Venture in Myanmar

A well-run microfinance business in a well-regulated environment represents a socially responsible investment as well as an attractive commercial opportunity.

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15 hrs ago | Burmanet

Mizzima News: NLD leader urges moral revolution to establish 'real democracy'

Myanmar needs a moral revolution if it is to achieve real democracy, says National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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19 hrs ago | The Nation

Oishi, Ichitan branch out within Asean

Two major food and beverage giants - Oishi Group and Ichitan Group - are launching joint-venture deals within Asean to cash in on the Asean Economic Community , which comes into effect next year.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: UN advisor Nambiar concludes trip to Burma

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)

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4 Hoteliers

Patience, logistics and law in Yangon.

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.

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The Nation

JWD logistics firm looks to Asean leadership by 2019 after inroads into 3 neighbouring markets

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.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Dragons Add Mythical Twist to Search for Dhammazedi Bell

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.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Petition Launched Against Proportional Representation for Burma

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.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Sweeping on Shwedagon: An act of merit

In this Aug 17, 2014 photo, a group of Buddhist devotees sweep on platform at Myanmar famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Western Star

Sweepers at Yangon's revered Shwedagon pagoda toil away in quest for spiritual credit

Every evening, more than a dozen men and women walk in a tight row in front of Myanmar's most revered Buddhist pagoda, sweeping the vast marble terrace in unison in hopes of keeping it clean for barefoot pilgrims.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Oxford Times

400k tankers deal expands firm's worldwide presence

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.

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Asia News Network

MANILA: Is Philippines ready for AEC?

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.

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Burmanet

The Myanmar Times: Ethnic leaders want Suu Kyi in on ceasefire

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.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar navy seizes 2.4m ecstasy pills

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 .

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Suu Kyi Asks Artists to Expose How Reforms Have Stalled

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.

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