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Tuesday May 31st 2016

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Golden Glory Plans Singapore IPO to Fund Myanmar Property Drive – Bloomberg


Bloomberg

Golden Glory Plans Singapore IPO to Fund Myanmar Property Drive
Bloomberg
The Singapore-based company is targeting an $80 million-to-$100 million initial share sale, raising capital to help fund land bank acquisitions in Myanmar, Chief Executive Officer Christopher Wu said in an interview in Yangon. Myanmar's economic

Posted on 31 May 2016 | 10:18 pm

Myanmar Officials Grapple With Electricity Outages – Radio Free Asia


Myanmar Officials Grapple With Electricity Outages
Radio Free Asia
A high-ranking Myanmar region official pledged Tuesday to stabilize Yangon region's power supply within six months to a year in light of a growing number of electricity shortages through a “100-day” plan to make equipment repairs and replacements.

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Posted on 31 May 2016 | 9:10 pm

PM pledges role in Myanmar talks – The Nation


The Nation

PM pledges role in Myanmar talks
The Nation
THE government will offer to perform a role in Myanmar's national reconciliation process when the Thai premier meets State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi this month during her official visit to Thailand. "I have been asked by many to
Myanmar's Suu Kyi to lead new effort on restive Rakhine StateReuters UK
Aung San Suu Kyi to Lead Stability And Development Committee For Myanmar's Rakhine StateRadio Free Asia
Myanmar sets up committee for reformation of Myanmar Peace CenterMirage News
Eleven Myanmar –Carbonated.tv (blog)
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Posted on 31 May 2016 | 5:32 pm

Myanmar Growth Eases Slightly but Remains Robust in 2015-2016 – World Bank Group


World Bank Group

Myanmar Growth Eases Slightly but Remains Robust in 2015-2016
World Bank Group
NAY PYI TAW, May 31, 2016 – After two years of strong economic growth and macroeconomic stability, Myanmar faced a more difficult economic environment in 2015-2016. Economic growth declined, but remained strong, at 7 percent during the period, …
Floods, political change hamper Myanmar growth: World BankDaily Mail
Myanmar's growth declines to 7% in FY 2015-16Business Standard
World Bank says Myanmar's GDP growth slowedCCTV

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Posted on 31 May 2016 | 4:03 pm

Checkmate? Purists fight to revive Myanmar’s ancient chess – CTV News


CTV News

Checkmate? Purists fight to revive Myanmar's ancient chess
CTV News
Gripping a monkey-faced chess piece, Thein Zaw swipes his hand across the chequerboard and topples an advancing demon, demonstrating an ancient form of the game that Myanmar traditionalists are battling to revive. Sittuyin, as Myanmar's unique chess …

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Posted on 31 May 2016 | 3:05 pm

Myanmar’s fast-food industry attracts US attention as sanctions ease – GlobalMeatNews.com


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Myanmar's fast-food industry attracts US attention as sanctions ease
GlobalMeatNews.com
The US Treasury, for instance, has removed from a blacklist seven state-owned enterprises and three state-owned banks – the Myanma Economic Bank, Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank, and Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank. And the US government …

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Posted on 31 May 2016 | 9:56 am

Seafarers Set To Gain As Myanmar Ratifies Maritime Convention – Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide


Seafarers Set To Gain As Myanmar Ratifies Maritime Convention
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
The rights of Myanmar's sizeable merchant seaman population will be better protected after the country last week ratified the Maritime Labour Convention of 2006, the International Labour Organisation said. Myanmar became the 75th ILO member to ratify

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Posted on 31 May 2016 | 9:00 am

Myanmar’s economic optimism: political reform boosts economic opportunity – CCTV-America


CCTV-America

Myanmar's economic optimism: political reform boosts economic opportunity
CCTV-America
Myanmar's economy grew seven percent in the fiscal year, which is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Last week the U.S. lifted more sanctions on Myanmar, removing barriers to trade and showing its support for ongoing political reform.

Posted on 31 May 2016 | 1:03 am

photographer Marco Giovanelli captures the last tattooed women of Myanmar – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

photographer Marco Giovanelli captures the last tattooed women of Myanmar
Daily Mail
Living deep in the mountains of Chin State in western Myanmar are groups of tribal women for whom facial tattoos are a sign of beauty. Mount Victoria, the highest peak in Chin State, is home to the Munn and Dai tribes, both with their own recognisable

Posted on 30 May 2016 | 11:20 am

Myanmar says record drug seizure has street value of $36 million – Reuters


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Myanmar says record drug seizure has street value of $36 million
Reuters
The seizure was Myanmar's second largest drug bust, following a seizure with a street value of $100 million last year in the commercial capital of Yangon, said Police Col. Zaw Khin Aung at police headquarters in Naypyitaw, the capital. Myanmar has
Asia Briefs: Methamphetamine bust in MyanmarThe Straits Times
Yangon ports implement round-the-clock clearanceEleven Myanmar
Containers pile up as trade backlog clears at Yangon portsMyanmar Times

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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 10:45 am