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06 Jun 2013 : A robust information and communication technology sector is critical for any country’s competitiveness and integration with the global economy. But Myanmar faces considerable challenges in the form of weak infrastructure, electricity shortages, a “digital divide” and low consumption.
06 Jun 2013 : Mining and infrastructure are two industries that go hand-in-hand. Closer collaboration between the two sectors has the potential to unlock greater benefit and value for regional economies and societies.
06 Jun 2013 : NYA PYI TAW - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday that she wanted to lead the country after the next election due in 2015.
06 Jun 2013 : Agriculture has been an engine for economic growth and development in Southeast Asia, lifting millions out of poverty and positioning the region and potential powerhouses, such as Myanmar, to be a source of global food security. Today the region faces new challenges to meet growing demand, with risks from natural resource scarcity, shocks from food price volatility, and climate change.
06 Jun 2013 : The pace of Myanmar’s development will depend in large part on its success in attracting foreign investors to help modernise the country. But setting investment policies to encourage responsible investment, economic growth and inclusive financial markets will be a challenge. Michael Drexler, senior director of Investors Industries for the World Economic Forum, discusses some of the challenges faced by the country in creating a financial and economic ecosystem conducive to development.
01 Jun 2013 : Myanmar has the potential to quadruple the value of its economy to $200 billion by 2030 if it presses on with reforms, embraces technology and shifts away from agriculture.
01 Jun 2013 : The highly accessible internet not only facilitates the fast communication of information, but also poses new risks to the world, the biggest one being the misinformation that is spread either intentionally or unintentionally.
01 Jun 2013 : Less than one year after the 2012 "Rio +20" Sustainable Development Summit, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published its Global Risk 2013 report, in which environmental risk is impressively identified as one of the top global risks for the next decade.
01 Jun 2013 : Asian economies stand vulnerable to climate change. Some of the most significant impacts are expected to hit the agriculture sector.
31 May 2013 : World Economic Forum information and communications technology expert Danil Kerimi explains how truly understanding and harnessing digital globalisation can help all Asean nations to compete in the global marketplace.
31 May 2013 : Patrick Alley, co-founder and director of Global Witness, and Terry Heymann, director of Responsible Gold at the World Gold Council, argue that Myanmar must act swiftly to come up with a sustainable plan to make sure investment in its natural resources benefits the whole nation.
31 May 2013 : Yangon - More than 900 delegates from 55 countries will convene in Nay Pyi Taw next week when the 22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia takes place in Myanmar for the first time.
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