Vietnam vies with Myanmar and Indonesia for foreign hi-tech investment

VietNamNet Bridge – Multinational technology groups are restructuring their production strategies, giving Vietnam a reason to hope that it would be their next destination. But Myanmar and Indonesia, which also have low labour costs, are scrambling to attract the same investors as well. According to PingWest, a technology news website, Microsoft is continuing to restructure […]

Undergrads Return to Crumbling Yangon University

YANGON — The campus is overrun by a tangled web of weeds and vines. Many of the books in the open-air library are ancient, their pages yellow. Students will have to share a handful of donated computers and put up with slow-speed Internet, at least at first. And professors are struggling to catch up with […]

In Myanmar, Newly Free Media Struggle to Turn a Profit

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s journalists celebrated this year when the government lifted a five-decade ban on private newspapers. But six months after a dozen dailies rushed into production, journalists who had withstood the wrath and cruelty of a military dictatorship are struggling against something much more mundane: market forces. Despite expectations of pent-up demand, publishers […]