Singapore’s early movers going strong

Four employees of corporate law firm Kelvin Chia Yangon huddle in a small hotel room. It has been turned into a simple office equipped with old desktop computers and a table to receive clients. In the toilet are neat stacks of work files and folders, flanked by rolls of toilet paper as well as dishes […]

Foreign business not turned off by knock-offs

The evidence is everywhere in Myanmar: at doughnut shops, at a previously Disney-fied liquor stop rechristened “Micky’s” and at tech shops emblazoned with the world-famous Apple logo – not to mention the DVD shops stacked deep with cheap fake movies. Intellectual property (IP) infringements, vilified as theft in Western markets, aren’t thought of as crimes […]