Wellingtonians carving out family life in Myanmar

Somewhere on the edge of Yangon, Myanmar some children speaking a variety of languages are playing in a pool. Two women sit watching the children play. Both are Wellingtonians, living in Myanmar where their husbands work, getting used to bringing up children in a culture far removed from their own. It’s the life of expat […]

Rich and poor donate gold for next life

The 41-year-old car accessories salesman, who runs a modest business in the city’s Mayangone township, has for the past 15 years religiously allocated a share of his daily profit to the tin. “I never forget to save money for donation,” he says, pointing to the box on an altar beside a small statue of the […]

What does an 80% mobile penetration in 3 years mean for the Burmese people?

President Thein Sein has set as a target to grow mobile penetration from the current single digit penetration to 80% in 3 years. What does that mean in terms of the number of mobile phone that need to be sold per year to hit the 80% target? What is the impact of the entrance of […]