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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.

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 ...

Foreign mining and other company executives have dinner with President U Thein Sein the G20 meeting in Brisbane, November 2014. Photo: President's Office
Tuesday, April 7 2015

The British mining firm Aurasian Minerals Plc is reported to be waiting for “security clearance” before entering Kachin State’s Hpakant ...

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 ...

A businessman walking past the headquarters of Japan's largest bank of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Kimmasa Mayama/EPA
Saturday, April 4 2015

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp said Thursday they will set up branches in Myanmar later this month as the country's central bank has ...

Saturday, April 4 2015

Japanese automaker Suzuki plans to invest tens of millions of dollars to build a second plant in Myanmar, seeking to make quick ...

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