Map App Offers Local Take to Travellers

With tourist season in full bloom, travellers have become an increasingly common sight around downtown Yangon – often with sunburned noses buried in city maps. But for those looking for more than the classic pictures of street names and must-see spots, a newly updated smartphone app called iDiscover CityWalks offers a community-centric alternative. The Hong […]

For businesses in Myanmar, the promise is unfulfilled

Six years ago, Jon North started collecting data on Myanmar. He bought maps, secured satellite imagery and started scouting. He has travelled the world kicking rocks, and liked what he saw in the Southeast Asian nation. A banana-shaped arc of young volcanic rock curves through the Southwest Pacific, and its gold deposits have fed rich […]

Semen Indonesia Enters Myanmar Market

Jakarta. Semen Indonesia, the country’s largest cement maker, has agreed to buy a minority stake in a cement company based in Myanmar this year. The move is seen as part of the company’s efforts to expand its reach in the region ahead of the Asean Economic Community, which is scheduled to be implemented next year. […]