Asia World sells jade, mining, toll road businesses

Asia World Company, one of Myanmar’s largest conglomerates, has restructured its business, dropping its toll road, coal-plant, petrol station and mining interests, according to a company spokesperson. The aim is to “streamline operations and improve sustainability,” said the company in a statement. Asia World is owned by US-blacklisted businessman U Htun Myint Naing, who goes […]

US Set to Ease Sanctions for Asia World Port in Rangoon

The Obama administration looks set to ease some sanctions targeting Asia World, a firm widely believed to have built its initial fortune on the drug trade before becoming one of Burma’s largest conglomerates, after sustained lobbing from the US banking industry. According to reports from Bloomberg and AP, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign […]