The Philippines has placed a spotlight on its healthcare-oriented business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in an effort to migrate away from non-lucrative voice work, which dominates the service sector.
US President Barack Obama used the word Myanmar when meeting with the country’s president, Thein Sein, during his historic visit to Washington, signalling that the nation had finally crossed the diplomatic Rubicon.
While the northern hemisphere has been struggling to solve internal crunches, new trade, investment and cooperation axes were being formed globally. In this scenario, ASEAN and Latin America are moving closer.
Myanmar has been striving for decades the expansion of its gems market. With increasing international demand, the local industry is moving ahead and held the first International Jewellery Expo in May 2013.