Border dispute delays China tourist gateway

Myanmar Beer is indicative of protected firms that are struggling in an open market: Source: Wikimedia  A disagreement over border demarcation is delaying the completion of...

Myanmar heroin trade booming: UN

Most of the profit is generated after the produce has left Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia  Myanmar is the second largest producer of opium after Afghanistan. This...

Yangon to modernise port 

Yangon Port is due to move away from paper documentation. Source: Wikimedia  Hitachi Solutions is hoping to have an electronic data interchange (EDI) system for...

Suu Kyi meets army chief and president

President Thein Sein has promised a peaceful transfer of power. Source:Wikimedia Myanmar's victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi has held...

Is Myanmar’s military really loosening its grip on power?

Myanmar’s mobile artillery in action. Source: Flickr Myanmar's Tatmadaw or military appears to be relaxing its iron grip on the country but in many respects...

Microsoft enters murky Myanmar market

Microsoft has stepped into the precarious business world of supposedly democratic Myanmar by signing a deal with a conglomerate whose founder has long battled...

Landslide buries Myanmar jade miners

An example of Hpakant's prized jade. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Many people are missing after a major landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin State. At least...

Triumphant Suu Kyi returns to parliament

Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi returned to parliament in the capital Naypyitaw on Monday along with dozens of Union Solidarity and Development Party...

Votes counted in landmark poll

Voters hope the military will accept their decision this time Votes are being counted in Myanmar's first openly contested general election for 25 years. Turnout is...

Votes counted in landmark poll

Voters hope the military will accept their decision this time Votes are being counted in Myanmar's first openly contested general election for 25 years. Turnout is...

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