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How India lost a gas pipeline to China

A tripartite ministerial meeting between India, Myanmar and Bangladesh held in Yangon in January 2005 agreed to import natural gas through a pipeline from Myanmar via Bangladesh. Gas was to be brought from the newly explored fields in adjoining Rakhine state of Myanmar. It mentioned that the ‘government of Myanmar agrees to export natural gas […]

Myanmar, India to sign six MoUs

Myanmar will sign six Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with India during President U Win Myint’s four-day goodwill visit to India, said U Zaw Htay, Spokesperson of Myanmar President Office, at a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on 21 February. Six MoUs to be signed by Myanmar and India are: Cooperation […]

The Myanmar-China pact is a setback for India

The state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Myanmar on January 17-18, the first of its kind in 19 years, was a transformative event in regional politics from the perspective of China-Myanmar bilateral relations as well as regional security, something that should be of major concern for India. A “comprehensive strategic partnership” is moving […]

What Does Xi’s Myanmar Visit Mean for India’s China Anxieties?

Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded a two-day visit to Myanmar, the first for Xi in his current capacity and his first overseas visit of 2020. Viewed from the perspective of growing Chinese inroads in the Indian Ocean, Xi’s trip spotlighted Beijing’s continued efforts to make geopolitical gains in line with its broader regional […]

Singapore Businesses see Myanmar as ‘Potential Gold Mine’

Myanmar is a “potential gold mine” and the “last frontier for” investors despite its low ranking in ease of doing business, said a Singaporean investor at a business to business matchmaking event in early November. MyanmarBizConnect Group, a local business matchmaking group, the Singapore’s Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME) and Malaysia’s RHB Bank […]

AirAsia Group Seeks Partners in Cambodia, China, Myanmar

After a brief halt, AirAsia Group has resumed its overtures to partners in Cambodia, China, and Myanmar as it seeks to found new franchise units in these countries. However, it has abandoned plans to launch a unit in Viet Nam, Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes told Nikkei in an interview. Fernandes added that the […]

As remittance market reaches saturation, mobile money keeps growing

If the mobile money market were a football match, then the second half has just begun. As the undisputed market leader, Wave Money is already a few goals ahead. It reports having almost 50,000 agents and more than 11 million customers, who remitted US$2.8 billion between January and September of this year. By the end […]

Don’t Sleep on Them: Here are food Tech Startups from Cambodia, Myanmar That you Should know About

Hailing from the frontier markets of Cambodia and Myanmar, these startups just began to help maximise their countries’ untapped potentials in tech-based food industry When you think of Southeast Asia, would you think of food? Even if you’re not a foodie, these days technology has made food to be more than a necessity; it’s a […]

Eye on dragon, India & Myanmar ink defence pact

Aimed at enhancing military training, joint surveillance and maritime security, India and Myanmar inked pact on defence cooperation on Monday in the national capital. The maritime cooperation will help both the countries in combating insurgent groups in both the countries and most importantly keep an eye on China’s maritime expansion plans. Seeking to strengthen military […]

Flex inaugurates new manufacturing unit in TN

Flex, a global electronic component manufacturer, Saturday said it was expanding its operations in India by setting up a new manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu. The new unit, located in Walajabad in Kancheepuram district, was formally inaugurated by Information Technology secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney, a company press release said Saturday. Commenting on the setting up […]