Myanmar/Burma

Type: Country
Name: Myanmar/Burma
population: 53,222,660
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 37 mins ago - 6 reports

UOB and OCBC Granted Myanmar License. So What?

According to The Straits Times , local banks, United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) have been granted limited banking licenses to operate in Myanmar. This development comes after decades in which foreign lenders have been ... [Published Shares Investment - 37 mins ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 47 mins ago - 21 reports

Myanmar opens doors to foreign banks

Japanese groups scoop 3 of the 9 trading licences awarded ... [Published FT.com - Financials - 47 mins ago]
Entities: Myanmar/Burma
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Myanmar: Burma budgets US$110 million for education

Source: Democratic Voice of BurmaCountry: Myanmar By DVB Burmese Education Minister Dr Khin San Yee announced last week at an educational seminar in Rangoon University that 110 billion kyat (US$110 million) is to be allocated for educational reforms. ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 1 hour ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 4 reports

Pan Asia Majestic Eagle Limited (PAMEL) Enters Into First Ever Non-Recourse, Cross Border Financing in Myanmar

Peter Egbertsen, Managing Director, PAMELPhone: + 41 799 02 8888 peter.egbertsen@gmail.com ... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - 8 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 7 reports

Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan - Asia-Pacific

Myanmar has confirmed to the United Nations it is finalising a plan that will offer minority Rohingya Muslims citizenship if they change their ethnicity to suggest Bangladeshi origin, a move rights groups say could force thousands into detention camps. ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 9 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 3 reports

Obama maintains child soldier sanctions against Myanmar (AFP)

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama has decided to keep Myanmar on the list of nations that are subject to US sanctions over its use of child soldiers. ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - 11 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 4 reports

Myanmar: Myanmar: UN chief urges country to move beyond ‘narrow agendas’ and towards cooperation

Source: UN News ServiceCountry: Myanmar Myanmar has shown progress in areas of socio-economic development, national reconciliation and democratization, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed today, while also warning that the Asian country still faced ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 17 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Myanmar activists demand law to ban violence against women

YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One afternoon in September, a 13-year-old student walking home in central Myanmar was accosted by a young man declaring his love for her. She swore at him. Incensed, he killed her, holding her head under water in ... [Published Today Online - 17 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 4 reports

Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan at United Nations

Most of Myanmar's 1.1 million Rohingya are stateless and live in apartheid-like conditions in Rakhine state on the western coast of the predominantly Buddhist country. Almost 140,000 Rohingya remain displaced after deadly clashes with ethnic Rakhine Buddhists ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 21 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 4 reports

Myanmar and Sri Lankan hard-liners ink agreement

A Myanmar Buddhist monk and a Sri Lankan ultranationalist both known for campaigning against Muslims formally signed on Tuesday an agreement to work together to protect Buddhism, which they say…Click to Continue » ... [Published Modesto Bee - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 4 reports

PM Prayut to visit Myanmar and Italy next month

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will make a two-day visit to Myanmar next month and join the Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) in Italy in mid-month. Government spokesman Yongyuth Mayalarp said the prime minister’s foreign affairs staff are preparing Gen Prayut’s ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 6 reports

Missing Thai Helicopter Found Crashed In Northern Myanmar

YANGON, Sept 30 (Bernama) -- A Thai helicopter which went missing last Saturday while searching for two missing Myanmar mountaineers was found crashed in Myanmar's northern Kachin state, Xinhua news agency reported.Local authorities received information ... [Published Bernama - Sep 30 2014]

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"They have no opportunity to engage and finance local entrepreneurs" said Sean Turnell, an expert on Myanmar's economy at Australia's Macquarie University
Mr Richards said: "They receive no Government or Lottery funding but provide life-saving care in getting patients of all ages to the most appropriate trauma centre within that critical first hour. Who knows who might need their services next?"
"In line with our aim to recognise and nurture young talents, this programme hopes to inject overseas exposure and enhance the competencies and capabilities of young talent who will in turn contribute to the development of Myanmar's financial sector,” said Pollie."

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UOB and OCBC Granted Myanmar License. So What? [Published Shares Investment - 37 mins ago]
Telenor to debut service in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday [Published Eleven Myanmar - 37 mins ago]
Lower house approves Rule of Law Committee report [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 37 mins ago]
Golden Myanmar Airlines starts new route to Tha... [Published Anna.aero - 39 mins ago]
Myanmar opens doors to foreign banks [Published FT.com - Financials - 47 mins ago]
Feminism's Pyrrhic victories [Published Cape Cod Online - 49 mins ago]
ICBC, Japan’s megabanks win approval for bankin... [Published Livemint.com - 52 mins ago]
Could seismic shift in frontier markets promise... [Published Fund Strategy - 52 mins ago]
Official Thai Taste Robot Uses Nanotechnology t... [Published International Business Times UK - 53 mins ago]
America's Richest Immigrants In 2014 [Published Forbes.com - 54 mins ago]
Japan's 3 mega banks to open branches in Myanmar [Published NHK - 57 mins ago]
UPDATE 2-Japan banks, ANZ among nine foreign le... [Published CNBC - 57 mins ago]
ASEAN promotes Socio-Cultural Community formation [Published VietnamPlus - 1 hour ago]
HotelQuickly launches in Myanmar, Laos [Published Travel Daily Media - 1 hour ago]
Land sales plummet following Rangoon New City p... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 1 hour ago]
Maybank given permission to operate in Myanmar [Published Malay Mail - 1 hour ago]
Doug is on the run again [Published Ludlow Advertiser - 1 hour ago]
Maybank granted banking licence in Myanmar [Published The Malaysian Insider :: Business - 1 hour ago]
Maybank granted banking licence in Myanmar [Published The Malaysian Insider - 1 hour ago]
OCBC clinched regulatory approval to open a bra... [Published Singapore Business Review - 1 hour ago]
The Trini speaking up for Palestine [Published Trinidad Guardian - 1 hour ago]
Maybank granted foreign banking licence by Myanmar [Published Malaysia Edge - 1 hour ago]
Portsmouth residents like Melville route for bi... [Published EastBayRI - 1 hour ago]
DFDL names new Indonesia, Bangladesh heads [Published Asia Legal Business - 1 hour ago]
EdTrIn prepares for stock market listing in Aus... [Published Prlog - 1 hour ago]
Myanmar: Burma budgets US$110 million for educa... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 1 hour ago]
AFP - China-HongKong-rights lead [Published Namibia Press Agency - 1 hour ago]
Remarks With Burmese Foreign Minister Wunna Mau... [Published BusinessWeek - 2 hours ago]
Maybank gets nod to open office in Myanmar [Published New Straits Times - 2 hours ago]
ICBC, Japan’s megabanks win approval for bankin... [Published KiniBiz - 2 hours ago]
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Lower house approves Rule of Law Committee report [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 37 mins ago]
Burma’s lower house on Tuesday announced that it approved a report written by the Committee for Rule of Law and Peace and Stability without any reservations. The parliamentary committee is chaired by Aung San Suu Kyi, a long-time advocate for establishing ...
Land sales plummet following Rangoon New City p... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 1 hour ago]
Sales of real estate west of Rangoon have ground to a halt since the regional government suspended plans last week for a massive development project in the area, according to local property brokers. “We have gone from what was essentially a gold rush ...
Maybank granted banking licence in Myanmar [Published The Malaysian Insider - 1 hour ago]
Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has been granted a banking licence to open a branch office in Myanmar, making it the only Malaysian bank awarded a foreign banking licence in the country.The licence would facilitate Maybank in participating in previously ...
Myanmar: Burma budgets US$110 million for educa... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 1 hour ago]
Source: Democratic Voice of BurmaCountry: Myanmar By DVB Burmese Education Minister Dr Khin San Yee announced last week at an educational seminar in Rangoon University that 110 billion kyat (US$110 million) is to be allocated for educational reforms. ...
ASEAN Business Law Firm, DFDL, Implements Lexis... [Published Releases from RealWire - 2 hours ago]
Leading ASEAN law & tax firm DFDL, ranked tier 1 for general business law by Chambers Asia, has deployed CRM solution Lexis® InterAction® from LexisNexis® Enterprise Solutions, a leading provider of content and technology solutions. InterAction is the ...
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Audio/Video

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Thai police search for suspects after two Briti... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Sep 16 2014]
Kerry arrives in Myanmar for ASEAN [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Aug 09 2014]
2NE1 greets fans in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Entertainment - Aug 04 2014]
UN fears for Burma refugees [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 27 2014]
Aung San Suu Kyi marks Martyr's Day in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 19 2014]
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The great new oil and gas frontier of Myanmar, ... [Published Platts - News - Sep 23 2014]
Gilat Chosen by Terabit Wave to Provide Satcom-... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Sep 23 2014]
Best Western Continues Expansion in Myanmar Sig... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Sep 16 2014]
Rethinking Reintegration Support for Myanmar Tr... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Aug 29 2014]
Trafficked Myanmar Fishermen Return Home from I... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Aug 22 2014]
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