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Singapore serviced residence operator Ascott has secured a contract to manage its first property in Myanmar.
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A Burmese government bank will disburse $20 million to small and medium sized companies in the 2014-15 fiscal year.
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.
Ko Min, 26, manually extracts oil from one of three 300-foot deep wells he works on in the Minhla township of the Magwe district, Myanmar, on Oct. 27, 2013.
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.
It should have been an opportunity to build trust between the media and the military.
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.
Noor Jahan rocked slowly on the floor, trying to steady her weak body. Her chest heaved and her eyes closed with each raspy breath.
The hot season has arrived in Burma, and while many are sweating it out as a result, it's good news for makers of the famed Patheinhtee , who are reaping the benefits of high demand from shade-seekers amid the tropical heat.
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 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.
Burma is retightening its stranglehold on journalists to rein in negative coverage, but new restrictions on foreign journalists traveling to the country for reporting have "nothing to do" with international news stories about violence against Muslims and stateless Rohingya Muslims in western Arakan State, the presidential spokesman said on Monday.
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.
Work on the US$1.1 billion Hanthawaddy International Airport in Burma faces additional delays because the four short-listed competitors for the job will have to submit new bids because of "a major change in project policy," a senior Transport Ministry official told Reuters.
Burma's President Thein Sein in 2011 suspended the Myitsone hydropower dam in northern Kachin State amid widespread opposition to the project among Burmese people concerned its social and environmental impacts.
For those of us who spent the past two decades seeing photographs of Aung San Suu Kyi as a thin figure standing in the distance in front of her house, suddenly seeing her in person is a moment full of emotions.