Uneven development stifling Myanmar

Anyone arriving today at Mingaladon Airport and driving toward the center of Yangon would find it hard to imagine that just a few years ago Myanmar was an isolated country – poor, underdeveloped and labeled by the US as an “outpost of tyranny.” At the start of the 21st century there were few cars on […]

In Myanmar, a Short Reprieve Expected for Newspapers

KUALA LUMPUR —The global newspaper industry’s very existence is threatened by the rise of digital media, editors and commentators said at a regional conference this week. In Myanmar however, as a post-censorship media landscape begins to take shape, observers say constraints on access to online news sources mean there may be some life in the […]

Number Of Myanmar’s Ultra-Rich Could Grow 687% In One Decade From 40 To 307

Just like Myanmar’s economy that is projected to multiply from the current $45 billion up to more than $300 billion by 2030, the number of super-rich in the poor Southeast Asian nation is set to increase at least six-fold in the coming decade, as the country embraces political and economic reforms. There are only 40 […]