Myanmar’s female movers and shakers

Women have always been at the forefront of efforts to improve society and combat injustice in Myanmar. In the early 20th century when the country was under British rule, women were an important part of the nationalist movement that culminated in the restoration of Myanmar’s independence in 1948. In recent history, women from all spheres, […]

Neighborhood Rivalry ‘Puts Myanmar’s Oil and Gas Sector at Risk’

Myanmar will struggle to attract new investment in oil and gas development because of a global industry slump and new competition from neighboring countries, a report said. Naypyidaw’s problem is compounded by the fact that Myanmar is increasingly being seen as an investment risk, Asia Oil & Gas Monitor said last week. With Myanmar still […]

Private Myanmar newspapers struggle to stay afloat

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — With tears in his eyes, the chief editor scoured the last-ever edition of his newspaper before sending the proofread copy to the printing press. His once-bustling newsroom was quiet. Some reporters cleared their desks while others tried to cheer up their boss with words of gratitude, or even some homemade pork […]

Mango Media’s Rose Swe

Aye Hnin Swe, known as Rose Swe, is the managing director of Mango Media, a marketing, public relations and advertising company whose clients include Coca-Cola, Visa, Unilever and Telenor – to name but a few. The media and advertising veteran talks to Myanmar Business Weekly about her career as a female entrepreneur in a country […]

My Business: Running a newspaper in Myanmar

What makes an entrepreneur? The BBC’s Ko Ko Aung spoke to Thaung Su Nyein about his experience running a media business in an environment where access to information has historically been restricted. When Thaung Su Nyein started media company Information Matrix in 2002, he only had initial capital of $5,000 (£3,200; 3,800 euros) pulled together […]