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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar unrest raises stakes for tourist industry

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Thandwe

    ... Agence France-Presse in Thandwe Recent anti-Muslim bloodshed close to Myanmar’s most popular tourist beach raises the stakes for an industry dependent on the former pariah state’s fluid ... a lot more." Tourism is seen as an important growth industry for Myanmar. A year before the new government came to power in 2010 the country had the lowest visitor numbers of any of its ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Japan PM visit boosts huge Myanmar industrial zone

    Posted May 25th 2013, 05:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Japan’s premier agreed on Saturday to press on with work on a major industrial zone near Yangon on a visit to Myanmar aimed at deepening economic ties ... businessmen,” in terms of jobs and much-needed “technical assistance”, he added. An environmental impact assessment on the 2,400 hectare project, which will include a port and industrial park, ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar banks sign deal with Visa

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 06:31pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... ATM machines by January. Until recently, foreign visitors were barred from using credit cards in the Southeast Asian nation because of financial sanctions imposed by the US and EU to punish ... the tourism industry in particular.   ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's old guard keeps grip on US$8b jade trade

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... wealth extracted on an industrial scale by Myanmar's military, the tycoons it helped enrich and companies linked to the country where most jade ends up- China. Almost half of all jade sales ... a figure still too small to explain where billions of dollars of Myanmar jade has gone. In a rare visit to the heart of Myanmar's secretive jade-mining industry in Hpakant, Reuters found ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar to get bigger slice of profits at China-backed copper mine

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd (UMEHL), which is owned by Myanmar's military, and Myanmar Wanbao, a unit of China North Industries Corporation, a Chinese weapons manufacturer, will get 19 per ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Coca-Cola opens Yangon bottling plant in US$200m five-year deal

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... elevated expectations are one of the dangers facing the country SEAN TURNELL, AUSTRALIAN ACADEMIC The news came as hundreds of global leaders, industry chiefs and foreign media descend ... "a three-year programme to empower nearly 25,000 Myanmar women focusing on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and business management". Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Muslim hospital offers hope in troubled times

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:12pm

    ... opposition. He has spent the two decades since his release working at the Muslim Hospital, which welcomed the detained activists. “They don’t just come here because of financial problems. It is also ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US blacklists Myanmar general over North Korea arms deals

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:11am by AFP

    ... embargo on buying weapons from Pyongyang. The US Treasury named Lieutenant General Thein Htay, the head of Myanmar’s Directorate of Defence Industries, for the sanctions, saying he was involved in buying North Korean military goods despite his government’s support of the Security Council ban. It also said he acted on behalf of the Directorate of Defence Industries, which was already ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar parliament passes foreign investment law

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:26pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... and small industrial base, and most of its export earnings come from extractive industries, especially natural gas. Western nations earlier this year eased economic sanctions instituted against the former military regime, lifting another barrier to foreign investment. Reforms to the financial system, especially the jettisoning of an onerous dual exchange rate system, were also made ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ne Win gave 'Godfather of Heroin' open slather in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Dictator gave 'Godfather of Heroin' open slather A man dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" by the US government and slapped with financial ... both father and son on the financial sanctions list in 2008. Lo Hsing Han first got involved in the drug trade in the 1960s. In exchange for heading a local militia set up by then-dictator Ne ...




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