Development banks supplement roads and bridges with digital finance

• Building roads and bridges is still important for World Bank’s IFC, but digitally linking people is rising in significance. • IFC has disbursed $205 million to date into 29 financial technology investments; creating over 4,800 jobs in three years. • Digitally connecting people through new services has created new economic and employment opportunities. Multilateral […]

Hydropower threatens peace in Myanmar — but it doesn’t have to

Myanmar faces a critical moment for investment decision-making. The Barack Obama administration’s move to lift sanctions on the Southeast Asian country has opened up new opportunities. But the moves that are made today will send political and economic ripples into the future, and the international community must act responsibly. China wants to finance a 3,600-megawatt […]

Silicon Valley school comes to Yangon

Budding entrepreneurs dreaming about quitting day jobs to found successful start-ups will soon have access to a Silicon Valley-designed training school that aims to help them do just that. Yangon-based innovation lab Phandeeyar is opening a Myanmar chapter of the California-based Founder Institute to cater to what it says is a huge pool of local […]

Moe Myint: Myanmar’s go-to tycoon for Oil & Gas bidding

When Moe Myint strides into his office, he triumphantly brandishes a piece of paper from the Myanmar energy ministry that declares he has won business in four more oilfields. The freshly printed list, composed otherwise of 10 international companies, reveals a second striking truth: when it comes to local oil and gas expertise, Moe Myint […]

Ex-Google exec returns to his native Myanmar with big plans

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013Myanmar-born former Google business operations and strategy manager Nay Aung has an ambitious goal: to make online activities, from payment to bookings to e-commerce, the norm in his hometown. Nay Aung, a graduate of Stanford University in California and the London School of Economics, […]