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Thailand, Myanmar agree on mutual visa-free travel

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Thailand and Myanmar signed an agreement on July 28 to allow citizens with ordinary passports to make visa-free travel of up to 14 days, provided...
Yangon now costlier for expats than Paris, Abu Dhabi, San Francisco

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With ultra-high rents and stiff prices for utilities, clothes, transport and entertainment, Yangon has made it up in the list of costliest cities for...
Yangon rents retreat from sky-high levels

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For expats in Myanmar, most of which are moving to the country’s business hub of Yangon, searching for a reasonably affordable apartment or office...
Myanmar kyat plunges to new lows

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The general strength of the US dollar and poorly managed currency control by the Myanmar central bank has led to another plunge of the...
Carlsberg begins brewing beer in Myanmar

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Danish beer giant Carlsberg became the first foreign brewer to open a facility in Myanmar. The launch of the new $75-million brewery took place...
Wealth report picks Yangon as one of four ‘Cities of the Future’

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The annual “Wealth Report” recently released by global real estate consultancy Knight Frank has an interesting angle: Apart from listing global cities most important...
Mideast airlines heavily increase capacity to Singapore

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Qatar Airways, Etihad and Emirates are seen as the big winners after Singapore Airlines has been drastically cutting back flight capacity to the Middle...
Myanmar stock market to kick off in October

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The Myanmar government has now confirmed that it will open its first-ever professional stock exchange, the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSE), in October this year...
Myanmar’s high hotel rates likely to stay

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A new report says that the high rates for hotels in Myanmar won’t fall in the mid-term, despite many new hotels are being opened...
Ooredoo sells 1 million SIM cards in Myanmar, but users complain

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Ooredoo Myanmar has sold more than 1 million SIM cards since the soft launch of its service here early in August, though technicians at...
Thai Oil to set up refineries in Indonesia and Myanmar

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Thai Oil Plc, Thailand's largest refiner and one of the blue chips at the Stock Exchange of Thailand, is looking to expand into Indonesia...
US takes steps to clear Myanmar company blacklist

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The US has been telling Myanmar companies it once designated as cronies of Myanmar’s former military junta that now may be the time to...
Tourist arrivals in Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw nearly double

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The number of tourists arriving in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw by air during the first seven months of this year is almost double the number...
Ooredoo’s Myanmar coverage to reach 68 cities by August 15

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The coverage of Qatar's telecom company Ooredoo in Myanmar will rapidly extend beyond the three main cities of Mandalay, Naypyitaw and Yangon to include...
Italian energy giant enters Myanmar

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Italian energy group Eni SPA has entered Myanmar through a production-sharing agreement for two onshore blocks with the Ministry of Energy, the company said...
First Ooredoo SIM cards go on sale in Myanmar

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Shops in Myanmar's second largest city Mandalay have begun selling a limited number of Ooredoo SIM cards, as the Qatari company remains tight-lipped about...
Yangon rents at prime locations reach $7,000 per month

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Expats in Myanmar are increasingly getting freaked out by the extreme hike in rental prices in the business hub of Yangon. According to local...
Ooredoo Myanmar starts trial run in mobile network

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Ooredoo Myanmar is preparing to launch its mobile-phone services in the third week of August and has started testing its mobile network, company sources...