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  • 'Digital divide' challenges Myanmar

    06/06/2013 : 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.

  • Closer collaboration between mining and infrastructure

    06/06/2013 : 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.

  • Suu Kyi confirms presidential ambition

    Suu Kyi confirms presidential ambition

    06/06/2013 : 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.

  • Challenges facing agriculture in SE Asia

    06/06/2013 : 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.

  • Building a financial ecosystem in Myanmar

    06/06/2013 : 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.

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  • Can Myanmar live up to expectations?

    11/06/2013 : Interest in Myanmar has become intense. Last month, Thein Sein became the first president of Myanmar to visit the White House in nearly 50 years, and leaders from British Prime Minister David Cameron to India's Manmohan Singh to Japan's Shinzo Abe have all visited Yangon.

  • Thai police accused of extorting labourers

    Thai police accused of extorting labourers

    10/06/2013 : Myanmar’s labour minister has expressed concerns about Thai policemen extorting money from workers from his country regardless of whether or not they hold legal passports.

  • Myanmar’s new energy agenda

    Myanmar’s new energy agenda

    10/06/2013 : With its recent rapid political reforms and the lifting of sanctions, Myanmar has re-emerged into the global economy, attracting significant attention from investors around the world.

  • Asean countries pledge to remove tourism barriers

    Asean countries pledge to remove tourism barriers

    10/06/2013 : NAY PYI TAW : East Asian ministers are joining hands to build deeper regional tourism strength.

  • DuPont targets Myanmar farmers

    DuPont targets Myanmar farmers

    10/06/2013 : NAY PYI TAW : DuPont, the Delaware-based chemical company, will start providing agricultural assistance to Myanmar in the fourth quarter after it opens its first office in the country.

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