After decades of decay, Myanmar bets on Thilawa to lead industry boom

From the banks of the Yangon River rises Myanmar’s great economic hope, a $1.5 billion manufacturing complex designed to lure investment and help the impoverished country compete in the global marketplace. The first phase of the 2,400-hectare (5900-acre) Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), an hour from the commercial capital Yangon, is only months away from […]

Mazda to start selling new cars in Myanmar, CEO says

Mazda Motor Corp (7261.T) will start selling new vehicles soon in Myanmar, its chief executive said, as carmakers rush to get a foothold in the country that until recently was under international economic sanctions. As a part of a plan to sell cars in all member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), […]