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Myanmar’s economic downturn hits aviation sector

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Three airlines in Myanmar suspended operations in the recent past, citing economic losses and a shortage of aircraft. Two of them, Yangon-based Air Bagan...
Investors, businesses losing confidence in Myanmar’s economy

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Impatient with the sluggishness of the economy, local and foreign investors are losing confidence in the Myanmar government’s economic policies, according to a June...
The world’s largest jade market: A photo tour

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Mandalay in north-central Myanmar is the gateway to the country’s most precious (legal) commodity: Jade. And no wonder, Mandalay also hosts the world’s largest...
Laos to introduce e-visa by 2019

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Laos will join Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar in offering an online e-visa option for tourism purposes, the last country in Southeast Asia to switch...
Massive Yangon city expansion renders Naypyitaw pointless

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Myanmar’s business capital of Yangon will see a massive expansion to accommodate its growing population and make the city more business-friendly and livable, the...
Army-backed fourth telecom provider launched in Myanmar

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Myanmar’s fourth telecom operator, under the brand of Mytel, officially launched its services in the country on June 9 and offers 80 per cent...
Tourism arrivals in Myanmar expected to decline this year

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Significantly fewer visitor arrivals from Western countries will cause an overall decline in tourism numbers in Myanmar this year, according to local tour operators....
Into the void: Impressions from Naypyidaw

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In the middle of Myanmar's barren central plain with its occasional paddy fields but more of dusty land, 13 years ago a complete new...
US-China tensions a problem for ASEAN, says Singapore PM

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Indonesia considers joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Indonesia is studying the possibility of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the United States, known as TPP-11. The country will discuss the matter...
Kenya could show Thailand how to tackle its plastic trash problem

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The East African nation of Kenya has the potential to become a role model for Thailand when it comes to curb the exorbitant use...
Facebook defensive after Myanmar civil groups blast CEO Zuckerberg

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Facebook apologised on April 6 to Myanmar civil society groups who took issue with the social media network’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s defense of the...
Myanmar’s new president makes a lot of promises

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Myanmar’s new president Win Myint , a loyalist of National League for Democracy leader, Myanmar State Counselor and former democracy icon Aung San Suu...
Thailand keen to register illegal migrant workers on time

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The Thai government is eager to have around two million illegal migrant workers, most of them from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, registered by...
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...
Myanmar AirAsia could be Tony Fernandes’ next big thing

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Malaysia-headquartered AirAsia, the largest Asian budget carrier as per the size of its fleet, is in talks with a partner to set up an...
Samsung decides against investing in Myanmar amid “government inaction”

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South Korea’s corporate giant Samsung Electronics scrapped its plans to build a production base for smartphones or home appliances in Myanmar due to what...
Cambodia remains most corrupt country in Southeast Asia

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Cambodia remained the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia in the Corruption Perception Index 2017, the annual global graft ranking compiled by Transparency International,...