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Myanmar president resigns ‘to take a rest’

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Myanmar's civilian president, Htin Kyaw, resigned with immediate effect "in order to take rest from the current duties and responsibilities", his office said in...
Investment climate in Myanmar worsens over uncertainty, delayed reforms

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Myanmar, just until recently dubbed the new frontier for investments into nearly everything – infrastructure, consumer products, telecom, housing and tourism – has turned...
Myanmar´s tourism revival at risk amid Rohingya crisis

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Myanmar has huge plans for its tourism industry. While 2.9 million tourists visited Myanmar in 2016, the government targets to welcome 3.5 million tourists...
Suu Kyi says she’s ready to step down if people dissatisfied

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Myanmar's de-facto leader, former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, in a televised speech on March 30 on occasion of the one-year anniversary of...
Suu Kyi to get prime minister-like role in Myanmar government

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Myanmar's ruling party National League for Democracy (NLD) introduced a bill in parliament to create a new post for party leader Aung San Suu...
Suu Kyi to become Myanmar foreign minister

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Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy party won historic elections in Myanmar, will become the country's foreign minister, BBC and Reuters...
Myanmar farmers point at ‘positive effects’ of growing poppy – for them

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In what can be seen as a quite one-sided approach, Myanmar's opium farmers in a joint statement said that they don't want to be...
Myanmar pharma sector expected to grow 10-15%

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Myanmar's pharmaceutical industry is expected to rev up 10-15 per cent a year thanks to the government's increasing spending on healthcare. The Myanmar Pharmaceutical and...
Singapore consortium to develop Myanmar special economic zone

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A Singapore-based consortium led by CPG Consultants has been appointed to develop the master plan for one of three large special economic zones planned...
Myanmar receives $3b in taxes in the last fiscal year

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The Myanmar government said it has received nearly $3 billion, 4.4 per cent of Myanmar’s GDP, in total tax revenue for the 2013-14 fiscal...
Myanmar stock exchange plan in the doldrums

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A Japanese plan to help open a stock exchange in Myanmar in October 2015 is stalled due to difficulty recruiting suitable staff and finding...
Obama extends certain sanctions against Myanmar

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US President Barack Obama extended some economic sanctions against Myanmar for another year on May 13, telling the congress the step is needed despite...
Myanmar has highest defense spending in ASEAN

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Myanmar’s defense budget proposal is the highest in ASEAN, says American economist Bard Robertson, who spoke at the 2014-2015 post-budget consultation held by Action...
Myanmar’s Dawei project hanging by a thread

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The ambitious project of the Thai-backed industrial free zone of Dawei in Myanmar will prove difficult to develop if the Myanmar and Thai governments...
Yangon Stock Exchange on track to open in 2015

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The Yangon Stock Exchange will be opened by the end of 2015 as scheduled despite emerging challenges along the preparation stage, said Maung Maung...
Thailand’s PTT to invest $3.3b in Myanmar

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The Thai national oil giant PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) has announced that it will invest $3.3 billion in Myanmar over the next five years...
Infosys to develop e-government in Myanmar

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Infosys, India’s second-largest IT services company, has reportedly bagged a consulting project from the Myanmar government to develop a strategy for using information technology...
Myanmar allows maids to be sent to Hong Kong

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The Myanmar government has allowed a Hong Kong agency to recruit Burmese people to work as domestic helpers in the city. The Golden Mind...