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Axel van Trotsenburg will launch the World Bank Group’s new Country Partnership Framework Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Tuesday, May 5 2015

World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific Axel van Trotsenburg will visit Myanmar this week to launch the World Bank Group’s ...

Samchem is interested in Myanmar and Vietnam. Photo: Samchem Holdings Bhd
Tuesday, April 28 2015

Malaysian chemical products distributor Samchem Holdings Bhd is looking to expand into Myanmar and Laos within the next ...

Winding up the World Economic Forum in Jakarta - Philipp Rosler (L), member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum, Mustapa Mohamed (2L), Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Budi Gunadi Sadikin (C), Chief Executive of Bank Mandiri Indonesia, John Riady (2R),Executive Director, Lippo Group, Indonesia and Hans-Paul Burkner (R), Chairman of the Boston Consulting Group clap during a closing session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia, in Jakarta, Indonesia, 21 April 2015. P
Wednesday, April 22 2015

Chairpersons of the 24th World Economic Forum on East Asia closed the three-day event in Jakarta on April 21 with a fresh sense of ...

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R), Peter Ter Kulve (C) executive vice president South East Asia and Australasia (SEAA) Unilever, and Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) speak during a panel session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia, in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 21, 2015. Photo: Adi Weda/EPA
Tuesday, April 21 2015

Leaders within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations need to close the income gap in the region in order to ensure sustainability of ...

Tuesday, April 21 2015

The price of tin has fallen for eight straight sessions on the London Metal Exchange and Myanmar is to blame, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on April 19.

Prices for the metal, which is used mainly in the consumer-electronics industry, hit a five and a half year low on the London Metal Exchange this past week, and the fall is largely the result of a flood of supply from Myanmar.

One of the events run by the company - Myanmar Countdown 2013. Photo: Index Creative Village Plc
Monday, April 20 2015

Index Creative Village Plc, Thailand’s largest event organiser, has temporarily suspended its Myanmar projects due to stricter licensing ...

Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) Group from Vietnam have started construction of a US$440 million trade centre, hotel and service office complex in Yangon. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Tuesday, April 7 2015

Taking advantage of the now open Myanmar economy, Vietnam has been actively promoting investment activities through both its ...

Monday, April 6 2015

Century Plyboards was not affected by Myanmar’s timber export ban because it had set up a semi-processed peeling facility in ...

Chinese President Xi Jinping's (C-R) meeting with the members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank or AIIB in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 24, 2014. Photo: Takaki Yajuma/EPA
Thursday, April 2 2015

China scored a diplomatic coup by enticing almost 50 countries including key US allies to join its new development bank.

India looks to Myanmar for a sizable import of pulses. An Indian vendor arranges the sacks of grain at the grain market in southern Indian city of Bangalore. Photo: Jagadeesh NV/EPA
Thursday, April 2 2015

Myanmar, one of the largest exporters of pulses to India, has opened its first ever online commodity exchange Multi Commodity Exchange, ...

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