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Manila Water Company expanding to Thailand

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Publicly listed Manila Water Company, the major water provider for Metro Manila in the Philippines, in which the country's oldest conglomerate Ayala Corporation holds...
Ratings for Suu Kyi’s new Myanmar government not very flattering

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Satisfaction among Myanmar residents over the performance of the post-military government of former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for...
Myanmar economy loosing steam, reforms urgently needed

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Myanmar, until recently perceived as the new tiger cub success story of Southeast Asia after the country's "soft opening" in 2011 under then-president Thein...
Grab starts service in Myanmar, secures $2.5b in new financial backing

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Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab started full operations in Myanmar this week, launching localised apps with new safety and technology features after a four-month trial...
Myanmar business tycoon complains about government’s “neglect of economy”

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Serge Pun, one of the richest individuals not only in Myanmar, but all over Southeast Asia, on July 6 criticised the government of Aung...
Migrant worker chaos highlights ASEAN’s policy failures

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The current migrant worker crisis in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) highlights the ineffectiveness of the bloc in regulating core issues of...
How Thailand tackled its opium growing problem

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A few decades ago, life in the hill tribes area in northern Thailand was no bed of roses. The region between Chiang Rai and...
World Bank bashed for funding Myanmar projects linked to tycoons

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A US-based campaign group focusing on Myanmar urged the World Bank’s financing arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) to reconsider its Myanmar investments, saying its...
Mobile money services booming in Myanmar

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The absence of an inclusive banking branch network in Myanmar and notoriously complicated and slow banking account transmissions have led to strong acceptance of...
Myanmar’s hardline Buddhist monks unimpressed by ban

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Myanmar's ultra-nationalist Ma Ba Tha movement despite a ban gathered in a Yangon monastery on May 27, just shortly after Myanmar's top Buddhist clergy...
Suu Kyi rejects UN probe into alleged Rohingya violence

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Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on May 3 dismissed a decision by the United Nation’s rights council to investigate allegations of crimes...
Myanmar expects 7.5 million tourists by 2020

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Myanmar expects to welcome 7.5 million foreign tourists by 2020, significantly up from the 2.91 million who visited the country last year, Tint Thwin,...
Duterte stresses non-interference policy at ASEAN summit (full speech)

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on April 29 at his speech the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit emphasised the importance of non-interference...
Myanmar revamps education system, ditches rote learning

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In what could be a role model for Thailand, Myanmar's government in its new education roadmap running through 2021 plans to radically improve its...
Suu Kyi’s party loses support from ethnic minorities

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Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi saw loyalty for her National League for Democracy (NLD) party weakening in ethnic minority areas, particularly those...
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...
Grab, Uber make inroads into Myanmar

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While taxi hailing apps Grab and Uber are struggling with the Thai government over their legal status and over licensing issues, both companies are...
Vietnam holds record for bribery in Southeast Asia

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The new report “People and Corruption 2017: Asia-Pacific” released by anti-graft organisation Transparency International comes to the conclusion that an estimated 900 million people...