Maritime spat to aid rice exporters

Growing tensions in the South China Sea in recent months is leading China to shun Vietnam for its rice imports, opening the door for Myanmar exporters, according to traders. Much of Myanmar’s official exports currently go to African countries, but with Thai exporters dropping prices in those markets since the May 22 coup, Myanmar exporters […]

Myanmar politicians used “military junta” to describe Thailand

It was the coup Myanmar was least expecting, and it came with a sense of eerie familiarity. Dealing with its own emergence from five decades of military dictatorship, seemingly intractable ethnic violence and political protests of its own, Myanmar had long looked to Thailand as a relatively successful, stable and democratic neighbour.  That changed 10 […]