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Myanmar – Google News

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Myanmar’s Great Power Balancing Act – The Diplomat


The Diplomat

Myanmar's Great Power Balancing Act
The Diplomat
While China remains Myanmar's largest trade partner and supplies the bulk of the Myanmar Armed Forces' weapons, the Myanmar government seems to be losing interest in Chinese investment in its infrastructure. On July 18, Myanmar's Ministry of Rail …

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 7:51 am

US Initiative Could Help Investors in Myanmar Avoid Labor Problems – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

US Initiative Could Help Investors in Myanmar Avoid Labor Problems
Wall Street Journal
YANGON, Myanmar—A U.S. government initiative aimed at improving labor conditions in Myanmar could help brands avoid labor market pitfalls and attract further private sector interest in the investment-hungry Southeast Asian country, companies and …

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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 7:33 am

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen takes crown – The State


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Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen takes crown
The State
YANGON, Myanmar — The first Myanmar national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants. Her picture was blacked out on the …
Miss Myanmar STRIPPED of Miss Asia Pacific World titleMalaysia Chronicle

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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 6:52 am

Myanmar: From Hermit Kingdom to Stock Market Bull – OZY


Myanmar: From Hermit Kingdom to Stock Market Bull
OZY
The last time Myanmar launched a stock exchange was during its dark days of isolation in the mid-1990s when military intelligence operatives roamed local tea shops and companies like PepsiCo pulled products out of the country. Only two companies ever …

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 6:25 am

India to launch shipping service to Myanmar, Bangladesh to boost ties – Times of India


Times of India

India to launch shipping service to Myanmar, Bangladesh to boost ties
Times of India
While Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) is likely to start fresh shipping lines to run container ships between India and Myanmar in October, sources said commercial trial run of vessels on India-Bangladesh coastal routes will begin in the same month.

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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 1:17 am

Name of Muslim group in Myanmar goes unspoken – Hutchinson News


Name of Muslim group in Myanmar goes unspoken
Hutchinson News
WASHINGTON — Myanmar's downtrodden Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship, targeted in deadly sectarian violence and corralled into dirty camps without aid. To heap on the indignity, Myanmar's government is pressuring foreign officials not to …

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 10:08 pm

The last Armenians of Myanmar – BBC News


BBC News

The last Armenians of Myanmar
BBC News
One of the oldest churches in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is struggling to keep going – its congregation only occasionally reaches double figures. But the opening up of the country to outside investment and tourism is offering new hope. Reverend John …
BBC dedicates article to last Armenians of MyanmarArmenpress.am

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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 9:40 pm

US Unveils Solar-Energy Deal, Labor-Rights Program for Myanmar – Wall Street Journal


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US Unveils Solar-Energy Deal, Labor-Rights Program for Myanmar
Wall Street Journal
The U.S. on Thursday unveiled two initiatives in Myanmar—a solar power plant and a new program to boost labor rights—to support the country, even as some critics blame its civilian government for backsliding on recent economic and political changes.
US Fund in Deal to Build Myanmar Solar PlantsABC News
New $480 million solar power project planned for MyanmarReuters
US announces solar-energy deal with MyanmarThe Hill
News24 -Bloomberg
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 2:21 pm

​Decoding Myanmar’s intricate ties with major foreign powers – RT


RT

​Decoding Myanmar's intricate ties with major foreign powers
RT
This writer had a freewheeling on-record interaction with Myanmar's Information Minister U Aung Kyi along with a select group of visiting Indian journalists in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday. The interaction was facilitated by the Indian embassy in Myanmar

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 9:54 am

One-Man Empire Brings Locavore Cuisine to Myanmar – New York Times


New York Times

One-Man Empire Brings Locavore Cuisine to Myanmar
New York Times
YANGON, Myanmar — Tired of running a nightclub in Geneva, the businessman known as Sharky was looking for a second act. So he returned to his native Myanmar and hatched an unlikely idea: growing and making fine food in an impoverished military …

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 1:51 am

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Crowds gather for Bromsgrove VJ commemorations

A POIGNANT service to commemorate the 69th anniversary of VJ Day – ‘Victory over Japan’ – was held at Bromsgrove’s Burma Campaign Memorial in Crown Close.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 9:36 pm

Obama to travel to China, Burma and Australia in November

US President Barack Obama will visit China, Burma and Australia in November as part of his administration's Asia Pacific re-balance strategy to attend key regional summits and meet G-20 leaders, a senior US official said.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 5:32 am

Minister Fast Continues Sustained Engagement with ASEAN

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today kicked off a trade and development mission to Laos and Burma from August 26 to 29, 2014, to continue to build stronger economic ties with the region and with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 2:42 pm

The Irrawaddy river cruise guide

A guide to river cruises on Burma's Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers, including itinerary suggestions taking in Mandalay and Bagan

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 12:52 pm

Burma's Mergui Archipelago: Is tourism a force for good?

As Nigel Richardson sails around Burma's Mergui Archipelago, he worries about the future of a rapidly changing country

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 9:07 am

State-owned Burmese telecom lowers prices in face of outside competition

A state-owned telecom in Burma will start a price war with Ooredoo, the Qatari company that launched services in Burma earlier this month, Eleven Myanmar reported.

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 4:40 am

Ecstasy tablets worth £120m seized in Burma

Police believe haul of 2.4m tablets is largest ever of the drug in Burma, a major producer of methamphetamine and heroin Burma's navy has seized about 2.4m ecstasy tablets hidden in a ship, a record haul of the drug in the country. Police said the tablets were found on board a ship intercepted last week by the navy near the town of Kawthoung at the country's southern border with Thailand …

Posted on 25 August 2014 | 1:22 pm

Burma veterans gather for remembrance service in St Albans

Reg Cox, Richard Day and Ray Lewis attended the service commemorating the 69th anniversaries of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day and Victory in Europe (VE) Day.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 11:58 am

U.S. seeks to safeguard progress in Burma

Burma is a rare foreign policy success for Washington, but progress is skaky.

Posted on 9 August 2014 | 2:12 pm

How an Extremist Buddhist Network Is Sowing Hatred Across Asia

Saffron-clad monks have been instrumental in anti-Muslim riots in Burma and Sri Lanka, and have their eyes on sowing discord further afield

Posted on 8 August 2014 | 10:00 am