US eases Myanmar trade sanctions

US authorities have removed a ban on trade through ports and airports in Myanmar for six months, a move that should help galvanise the country’s incoming government. A landslide victory by the National League for Democracy, led by the iconic Aung San Suu Kyi, marked the first free polls in 25 years, and the party […]

Myanmar vote boosts hopes of lifting US sanctions if military accepts the results

The United States on Monday (Nov 9) welcomed Myanmar’s election as a victory for the people, and the vote appeared to raise prospects of a further lifting of US sanctions – provided the military accepts the results. While highlighting encouraging signs from Sunday’s poll, Washington remained cautious and said it would watch for the democratic […]

Sanctions fears choke nascent U.S. trade with Myanmar via Asia World Port

Western banks are cutting trade finance in Myanmar after learning that part of the country’s main port is controlled by a man blacklisted by Washington, threatening to stop nascent U.S. economic ties with the Southeast Asian nation in their tracks. U.S. shipments to Myanmar have slowed to a crawl in recent months, after several banks […]

Bates Returns to Myanmar to Handle Ooredoo Business

Hong Kong-based ad agency Bates CHI & Partners has announced the appointment of Milla Chaplin as Strategic Account Director in Myanmar to focus on its Ooredoo business. Chaplin, a former WPP fellow, will be responsible for strategic planning and senior account management, with a focus on research and insights, Bates, which is part of British […]