Yangon (Rangoon)

Type: City
Name: Yangon (Rangoon)
Country: Myanmar/Burma
Latitude: 16.790001
Longitude: 96.150002
population: 4,477,782
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 5 reports

Myanmar grants first licences to foreign banks in decades

YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar's central bank on Wednesday announced it had granted "preliminary approval" for nine foreign lenders to operate in the country for the first time in decades, the latest tentative opening of the long-isolated economy. The nine overseas ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - 4 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Armenian church leader promotes heritage in Myanmar visit

cture: AFP Yangon. The head of the Armenian Apostolic Church Karekin II called for all Myanmar's religions to "come together as brothers" Wednesday as he attended a ceremony to mark the heritage of Yangon's oldest church, AFP reported.In the packed ... [Published Focus Bulgaria - 3 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Notice of relocation of our Yangon Office

We are pleased to announce that our Yangon Office will relocate to the following address on October 13, 2014: Address Nishimura & Asahi Myanmar Limited #310, 3rd Floor, Prime Hill Business Square, No.60 Shwe Dagon Pagoda Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, ... [Published Nishimura & Asahi - 3 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

21 foreign companies sign contracts with Myanmar to develop SEZ

A total of 21 foreign companies and one local's have signed contracts with Myanmar to develop the country's first biggest Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project being implemented on the outskirts of Yangon by a Myanmar- Japan joint venture, sources ... [Published China.org.cn - 4 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 3 reports

OCBC Bank receives regulatory approval to open a branch in Myanmar

Includes suggested Tweets, Facebook posts, keywords and official hashtagsOCBC BANK RECEIVES REGULATORY APPROVAL TO OPEN A BRANCH IN MYANMARForeign Bank licence allows lender to extend full range of banking services to foreign companies operating in Myanmar, ... [Published Noodls - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

02 Land sales plummet following Rangoon New City project suspension

Today - 10:29 GMTSales 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 ... [Published Gold Industry Today - 5 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 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 - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 reports

Myanmar new stock exchange to list 3 firms

The Yangon Stock Exchange (YSE), which will replace the Myanmar Securities Exchange Centre (MSEC), is set to launch in Myanmar by October 2015.Myanmar’s Deputy Union Finance and Revenue Minister Maung Maung Thein confirmed the launch while speaking at ... [Published Bangkok Post - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 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]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 reports

China's Blue Sky Rescue team sends more to Myanmar for rescue operation

2014-09-30 10:43 XinhuaWeb Editor:Yao LanMembers of the Blue Sky Rescue Team, one of China's largest civilian rescue teams, arrive at the Yangon International Airport in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sept. 29, 2014. China's Blue Sky Rescue team has sent more ... [Published Ecns.cn - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 2 reports

New city project suspended indefinitely, says Yangon mayor

A controversial US$8 billion project to build a new city on Yangon's western outskirts has been indefinitely suspended by the Yangon region government.The decision to suspend the project was announced in the Yangon regional hluttaw from Yangon Mayor U ... [Published Mizzima News - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 2 reports

Images of the week

The village of Yemyat is to be relocated after being buried in silt during a recent flood. The village, situated in Singtu Township, Mandalay Division, is downstream of a gold mine, which is where much of the silt is said to have was originated. Some ... [Published DVB - Sep 29 2014]

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Marafih also noted another challenge that operators are facing: OTT developers. "There are other players in the telecom sector such as OTT players, which have little or no tax burden. The same concept applies to licence fees which are also often seen as a cash generation mechanism as opposed to a reasonable fee to ensure that the value of a scarce resource such as spectrum is recognised" he noted
"No bias, no cult and no craze/ New style, new essence and the new phase/ GNLM will always be all the rage!" it read
"In the initial announcement, it was stated the beauty pageant was to be held in December. The date has been changed to November 11, which means Khin Wai Phyo Han hasn’t turned 18 by then date. So we have decided to send May Brani Thaw, the first runner-up, instead in order to not break the competition's rules. We will hold a press conference for further elaboration" said an official from the Myanmar Tourism Federation
Complete with a new multicoloured masthead, the English-language daily celebrated its new incarnation with a poem pledging that the paper would "always serve the interests of (the) nat ..."

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Terror threat low, but president warns Burmese ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 4 hours ago]
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ICBC, Japan’s megabanks win approval for bankin... [Published Livemint.com - 6 hours ago]
UPDATE 2-Japan banks, ANZ among nine foreign le... [Published CNBC - 6 hours ago]
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Terror threat low, but president warns Burmese ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 4 hours ago]
In his monthly address to the nation on 1 October, Burmese President Thein Sein highlighted the issue of global terror in his speech. Though the president emphasised that the threat to Burma remained low, he urged all relevant institutions – the government, ...
Land sales plummet following Rangoon New City p... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 6 hours 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 ...
Myanmar: Burma budgets US$110 million for educa... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 7 hours 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. ...
Burma budgets US$110 million for education [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 8 hours ago]
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. She said that the Ministry of Education will appropriate ...
Pan Asia Majestic Eagle Limited (PAMEL) Enters ... [Published PR Newswire: Financial Services - 14 hours ago]
YANGON, Myanmar, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 30, 2014, Pan Asia Majestic Eagle Limited ("PAMEL"), an independent provider of telecommunications infrastructure in Myanmar, signed the first ever, non-recourse, cross border financing in Myanmar. ...
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2NE1 greets fans in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Entertainment - Aug 04 2014]
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