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Beginning with insurance and banking sectors, Myanmar’s financial reforms hit top...

Myanmar’s long-anticipated plans for economic liberalisation have finally gone into overdrive. To usher in the new year, the government announced radical changes to the...

Beijing increases pressure on Myanmar to open up economically amid Western...

China is increasing its pressure on the Myanmar government in an effort to consolidate its strategic position in Beijing’s march westward. China is also...

As Myanmar loses investors’ confidence, government looks east with revamped economic...

Myanmar has revamped its economic ministries and launched a renewed investment drive to try to attract foreign investment that dipped over the last 12...

Its economy in poor shape, Myanmar’s textile sector might be crippled...

Myanmar’s flourishing textile industry is in severe danger of being decimated, if the European Union (EU) decides to withdraw its special trade privileges. A...

Myanmar’s economy could go into a tailspin as currency woes deepen

y Fears that Myanmar’s currency crisis has only momentarily stalled are growing, as the government does not seem to see any urgency in tackling...

Suu Kyi seeks Asean support on Rohingya return but also faces...

Aung San Suu Kyi is attending the Asean meetings in Singapore this week, seeking support from her Asian allies in dealing with the country’s...

Mixed messages from Myanmar’s bye-elections

Analysts are pouring over the results of Myanmar’s bye elections in Myanmar, vainly trying to read the tea leaves, and perhaps reading too much...

As Rakhine issue deepens, Myanmar’s businesses fast losing confidence in economy

Amid the growing international outcry over its handling of the Rakhine issue, the Myanmar government has sought some respite by boosting economic growth. But...

Seven years after it began, Myanmar’s peace process precariously poised

Myanmar’s peace process is finely balanced, after the latest round of talks failed to produce anything of substance. Sitting comfortably and very relaxed, YawdSerk,...

Myanmar moves closer to China with increased bilateral trade and investment...

Myanmar and China are consolidating their bilateral trade and investment relationship. In fact, Beijing is fast becoming Myanmar’s strongest and most important ally, but...

Myanmar’s press freedom in the dock

Yangon: Two Myanmar reporters are about to hear whether they are to spend the next fourteen years in jail for courageously carrying out their...

UN report accuses Myanmar’s military of genocide

The UN’s independent human rights investigators have issued the toughest verdict yet on the crisis in Myanmar’s war-torn western region of Rakhine State. The...

Myanmar’s controversial port project gets government green light

Myanmar has finally taken the bull by the horns and is serious about finalizing the Kyaukpyu port -- the first stage in the Kyaukpyu...

Myanmar braces for more international pressure

In the coming weeks the international campaign to enforce some form of accountability on Myanmar for the horrendous events in Rakhine -- over the...

Myanmar minister’s mission impossible

Myanmar’s new finance minister, Soe Win is determined to revitalize the government’s economic policies and ensure their effective implementation, according to government insiders. Although...

UN envoy faces a tough Myanmar mission

Yet another UN envoy is dabbling in the Myanmar quagmire. A succession of envoys from the top international organization have visited the country in...

Myanmar struggles to find a new Rakhine strategy

Myanmar finds itself in a new international quagmire as it attempts to redefine its solutions for reconciliation in Rakhine. In the past, Myanmar found...

Myanmar launches renewed war on corruption

Myanmar’s government has declared war against corruption amid increased political turmoil involving several ministers. Already the anti-corruption committee’s investigations have taken their toll, with...

Pressure mounts on Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s civilian government is coming under increasing fire on all fronts. Or so it would seem. The UN, the US and China have all...

Myanmar readies for refugee repatriation

Myanmar is ready to receive back all the Muslim refugees who have fled to Bangladesh, who want to return. Preparations are in place for...

UN visit raises the stakes for Myanmar

The Myanmar government pulled out all the stops in its efforts to convince the United Nations Security Council delegation that it was taking every...