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Myanmar – Google News

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Myanmar’s Business and Finance Laws Stuck in Pre-Election Limbo – Wall Street Journal (blog)


Wall Street Journal (blog)

Myanmar's Business and Finance Laws Stuck in Pre-Election Limbo
Wall Street Journal (blog)
As Myanmar's parliament goes on recess ahead of the upcoming general elections, crucial laws related to the economy are still stuck in limbo, heightening what will be a prolonged period of uncertainty and political risk for investors in this already
What's in a name? The great 'Myanmar' or 'Burma' debateAsian Correspondent

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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 3:23 pm

Anti-Muslim Buddhist group moves toward Myanmar’s political mainstream – Reuters Blogs (blog)


Reuters Blogs (blog)

Anti-Muslim Buddhist group moves toward Myanmar's political mainstream
Reuters Blogs (blog)
Along with political clout, Ma Ba Tha is also ratcheting up its public image ahead of elections in November that will be the first free vote in Myanmar in the last 25 years. The radical Buddhist group has regular programming on one of the country's
Myanmar's president signs off on law seen as targeting MuslimsBusiness Insider
Restrictive race laws will divide Myanmar, Christians warnucanews

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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 3:02 pm

Wyndham Hotel Group Expands Asia Presence With First Property in Myanmar – MarketWatch


Wyndham Hotel Group Expands Asia Presence With First Property in Myanmar
MarketWatch
YANGON, MYANMAR, Sep 02, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Wyndham Hotel Group today announced plans to expand its portfolio of offerings in Southeast Asia to Myanmar for the first time with the signing of a franchise agreement for a 260-room …

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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 12:09 pm

Section of new Asian highway linking India, Myanmar and Thailand put into service – Firstpost


Firstpost

Section of new Asian highway linking India, Myanmar and Thailand put into service
Firstpost
Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak and Chairman of the Kayin National Union General Saw Mutu Sae Po attended an inaugural ceremony of the service on Sunday, Xinhua reported. With the 25.6-km-long …
A Highway Linking India All The Way To Thailand Is Now OperationalScoopwhoop
26 km long India-Myanmar-Thailand highway becomes operationalDaily Bhaskar (press release) (blog)

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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 10:06 am

Local maestro resurrects Myanmar traditional music – Myanmar Times


Local maestro resurrects Myanmar traditional music
Myanmar Times
Traditional music of Myanmar no longer needs to suffer the fate of fading into the past. D Yar Mo – well-known singer, composer, and conductor for the Gita Kabyar Orchestra – has joined hands with Japan-based Airplane Labels to produce a collection …

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 2:23 am

Myanmar Election Body Rejects Muslim Parliamentary Candidates – Radio Free Asia


News24

Myanmar Election Body Rejects Muslim Parliamentary Candidates
Radio Free Asia
Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) on Tuesday rejected all but one candidate from an Islamic party based on citizenship requirements before general elections in November in a move that could lead to the party's disbandment, the organization's …
Millions of Myanmar citizens abroad miss chance to voteNews24
Myanmar to welcome unlimited number of int'l observersThe Nation
Myanmar election commission vows free, fair electionGlobalPost
Myanmar Times -Mizzima News
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Posted on 1 September 2015 | 8:35 pm

One month on, emergency relief still needed in flood-struck Myanmar – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies


International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

One month on, emergency relief still needed in flood-struck Myanmar
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
One month has passed since heavy monsoon rains and Cyclone Komen caused severe floods in Myanmar. The farmland bordering the village of Yay Dar Gyi in the southwest Myanmar area resembles a lake. The paddy fields have been engulfed by a mass …

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Posted on 1 September 2015 | 4:22 am

Myanmar’s new minimum wage, about 35 cents an hour, is too steep for some … – Quartz


Business Insider

Myanmar's new minimum wage, about 35 cents an hour, is too steep for some
Quartz
After months of negotiations with labor groups and employers, the government of Myanmar has established a national minimum wage for the first time in the country's troubled history. Workers will now have to be paid at least 3,600 kyat ($2.81 at current …
Myanmar approves first-ever national minimum wageBusiness Insider
Myanmar sets $2.80 daily minimum wage in bid to boost investmentReuters
Myanmar sets first ever minimum wageNOW Magazine
Bangor Daily News
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Posted on 1 September 2015 | 1:07 am

Myanmar passes controversial ‘anti-polygamy’ law – Deutsche Welle


Deutsche Welle

Myanmar passes controversial 'anti-polygamy' law
Deutsche Welle
Myanmar's President Thein Sein signed a "Monogamy Law" on Monday, making it illegal for people in the southeast-Asian country to have more than one spouse. This is the last of the four so-called "Laws to Protect Race and Religion" which were proposed …

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Posted on 31 August 2015 | 5:36 pm

The Guardian view on Burma, Myanmar, and faltering steps toward democracy – The Guardian


The Guardian

The Guardian view on Burma, Myanmar, and faltering steps toward democracy
The Guardian
Aung San Suu Kyi speaking at a rally on 21 August. 'Constitutional amendments that would have set aside the notorious clause that prevents Aung San Suu Kyi standing for the presidency … failed in the legislature.' Photograph: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images.
Buzz Over Post-Sanctions Myanmar Fades for Many US InvestorsWall Street Journal
Myanmar bans parties from criticising army in state mediaReuters UK
Myanmar Democracy Icon Finds Herself Assailed as AuthoritarianNew York Times
Yahoo News -Global Risk Insights
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Posted on 31 August 2015 | 5:23 pm