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Sembcorp hopes to relieve Myanmar's desperate power shortfall. Photo: Sembcorp
Saturday, April 25 2015

Sembcorp Utilities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, ...

A businessman rides his bike past a Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ branch in Tokyo, Japan, 14 May 2014. Photo: Christopher Jue/EPA
Thursday, April 23 2015

The first foreign bank to operate in Myanmar for decades officially opened the doors of its Yangon branch April 22, ...

Myanmar is a popular frontier destination for foreign investors. Here, over 800 international and local business leaders, policymakers, financiers and economists attend the Myanmar Global Investment Forum at the Myanmar International Convention Centre Two in Nay Pyi Twa, Myanmar on September 16, 2014. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Thursday, April 23 2015

Myanmar received record foreign direct investment of more than US$8 billion in the 2014-15 financial year, according to ...

Myanmar has seen a considerable rise in the country's exports of rice. Photo: Mizzima
Wednesday, April 22 2015

Myanmar's rice exports reached nearly 2 million tons in the fiscal year 2014-15 which ended in March, up 40 percent year on year, ...

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.

Monday, April 20 2015

BuildTech Yangon, the definitive trade show for the building and construction development sector, returns this year with a larger exhibition ...

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 ...

Wednesday, April 8 2015

Thailand’s second-biggest construction firm, Ch Karnchang Plc, is studying infrastructure development opportunities in Myanmar with a focus on the greater Yangon region, the Bangkok Post reported on April 7.

The company is particularly interested in electricity, dam and highway projects and was awaiting the completion of an investment feasibility study, the report said.

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