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China's economy slowing. Workers at Hanwang Technology assembling electronic books in their factory near Beijing, China. Photo: Adrian Bradshaw/EPA
Thursday, March 5 2015

China lowered its 2015 economic growth target to "approximately seven percent" on March 5, as authorities seek a more sustainable path for the world's second-largest economy after its decades-long boom.

Tuesday, March 3 2015

The Myanmar government is expected to sign an agreement with two Thai construction companies to start developing the first phase of the Dawei megaproject, the Bangkok Post reported on March 3.

A girl using her mobile phone on the roadside in Yangon, Myanmar, April 4, 2014.Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Tuesday, March 3 2015

Phone and Internet firms are rolling out cheaper handsets and may turn to hot-air balloons to boost network coverage in developing countries, where sales of smartphones are booming.

U Htun Htun Naing in Blue Ocean's Yangon call center
Thursday, February 26 2015

Entrepeneur U Htun Htun Naing has been an information technology pioneer in Myanmar for nearly 15 years. His adventures in IT began in 2001 when he launched BEE Cyberland, a firm that focussed on animation and software development. 

Wednesday, February 25 2015

Fifty farmers from Kyauk Phyu Township in Rakhine State recently demonstrated calling for compensation over mud from the gas pipeline construction destroying their farmland, reports Burma News International on February 24.

Wednesday, February 25 2015

A new global ranking says businesses with supply chains and operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs, reports Supply Management on February 24.

Tuesday, February 24 2015

A Korean company is aiming to build and operate the first cable car in Mount Kyaiktiyo in Mon State next year, according to The Korea Herald on February 23.

Yangon residents shopping at a supermarket in Myanmar's commercial capital. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Tuesday, February 24 2015

Convenience and modernisation are major factors for Thai companies keen to attract Myanmar consumers, according to the Bangkok Post on February 24.

Saturday, February 21 2015

Myanmar workers are preparing to protest over alleged discrimination by Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production Company, according to the Zawtika Offshore Myanmar Organization or ZOMO on February 20.

Paying online has just been made a lot easier, thanks to a tie-up between 2C2P and the Myanmar Payment Union. Photo: 2C2P
Tuesday, February 17 2015

Myanmar Payment Union and payment services vendor 2C2P have joined up to provide a new payment option for online shoppers in Myanmar, according to ZD Net on February 16.

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