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Myanmar crosses the diplomatic Rubicon

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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.
Japan seeks to tap Myanmar’s potential

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Japan's premier Shinzo Abe arrived in Myanmar on May 24 on a first visit by a Japanese leader since 36 years, closely following Myanmar...
Tall order for Myanmar infrastructure

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Over the next 20 years, Myanmar’s infrastructure needs add up to between $100 billion and $150 billion, with another $40 billion to $60 billion...
Myanmar-US: Trade agreement signed

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Myanmar President Thein Sein has ended his  landmark visit to Washington D.C. on May 21 by securing a trade agreement with the Obama administration...
Myanmar president adheres to reforms

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Myanmar President Thein Sein met with US President Barack Obama on May 20 at the White House in Washington D.C., pledging his government’s commitment...
Myanmar’s energy sector needs reforms

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In the wake of sound domestic growth, Myanmar’s energy sector is firmly catching international attention due to its huge potential. However, the country needs deeper economic reforms to protect investments.
Myanmar president to visit Washington

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In yet another step in Myanmar’s rapprochement with the West, President Thein Sein will visit the White House on invitation from US President Barack...
Myanmar investments jump fivefold

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Investment into the newly opened economy of Myanmar have increased fivefold between the fiscal years 2011/12 and 2012/13, ending in March, the country's president...

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be able to run for presidential office in the 2015 election following an announcement made by...
Google’s Schmidt asserts internet freedom in Myanmar

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Amidst criticism of Myanmar’s recently adopted investment law, Google chairman Eric Schmidt is optimistic about the potential of the country’s telecommunications and Internet sector after his much-noticed visit in March.
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi defends China mine

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come to the defense of a $1 billion copper mine in remote northwest to preserve the...
Myanmar asks for more EU support

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On his historic trip to the European Union, Myanmar's president Thein Sein on March 5 asked the bloc to lift sanctions against his country...
Army retreats from Myanmar Central Bank

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The Central Bank of Myanmar will undergo a massive liberalisation programme to end its legacy of military control, with President Thein Sein expected to...
ADB President reconnects with Myanmar

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Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda is meeting Myanmar President Thein Sein in Naypyitaw, the nation’s capital, on February 7, marking the first visit...
Myanmar opens bids for 18 oil blocks

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A much-anticipated initiation to bid on oil exploration licenses for 18 of Myanmar’s onshore oil blocks has been released, the country’s Ministry of Energy...
Is Myanmar a business opportunity bonanza?

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The opportunity for investors in Myanmar exists and a clearer picture of Myanmar’s course seems to pop out. Justin Calderon tries to capture the view of the new Myanmar from the right angle.
Waiting for the right time to invest in Myanmar

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Myanmar has received a great deal of attention from investors when the country opened up its economy in 2011, and later on eased its investment rules to attract foreign direct investments: However, investors need to be cautious.
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The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has approved 15 investments from foreign companies in the past two months, a time in which the long-awaited Myanmar...