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Myanmar Inks Four Agreements With S.Korea to Cooperate on Education, Environment, Tech

YANGON—Myanmar signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with South Korea on cooperation on fisheries; technical and vocational training; the environment; and development of digital economy, higher education, smart cities and connectivity during State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s trip to Busan earlier this week. The State Counselor visited the city from Nov. 25-27 to […]

China Seeks Road, River Route Via Ayeyarwady for Economic Corridor

China is planning to build vital trade and logistics links with Myanmar along the Ayeyarwady River as part of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) to bypass poor road infrastructure. Proposed by China in November 2017 as part of its global Belt and Road Initiative, the CMEC is expected to connect China’s Yunnan Province with Mandalay […]

Tourism key to Kachin growth, but transport infrastructure is lacking

At the very first investment seminar held in Kachin State last week, the government and local ethnic businesses agreed to focus on developing tourism and other sectors of the Kachin economy to reduce its reliance on mining. Kachin’s economy contributes just 1.9 percent to Myanmar’s GDP, most of which comes from the mining sector. “Kachin […]

Reaching Singapore’s Unicorn Status, Carousell Expands its Presences to eight Markets Through 701Search’s Mergers

With the merger, Carousell will join forces with 701Search’s marketplaces such as Mudah in Malaysia, Cho Tot in Vietnam, and OneKyat in Myanmar Singaporean online marketplace Carousell announces that it has merged with telecommunications company Telenor Group’s 701Search, and its various marketplaces in different Southeast Asia regions, such as Mudah in Malaysia, Cho Tot in […]

The Rise and Fall of an Australian Media Mogul in Southeast Asia

ROSS DUNKLEY was thinking of quitting journalism when he met Rupert Murdoch, a fellow Australian, on a friend’s yacht off the coast of Rhode Island during the America’s Cup boat race in 1983. He had grown tired of working for other people in a newsroom; he wanted to return to his family roots and become […]

Coffee culture takes off in Yangon

YANGON, 11 November 2019: I enjoy walking tours, but I always keep one eye open for the corner coffee shop a couple of hours into the tour as the sun’s tropical glare intrudes on sidewalk shade. Yangon is no exception as I follow the guide through a warren of stalls that make navigation of the […]

Offshore OFS Could Get Major Boost in SE Asia

Offshore project sanctions in Southeast Asia could lift greenfield investments in the oilfield services market by nearly 70 percent in 2020, according to Norwegian energy research firm Rystad Energy. That’s thanks to megaprojects in Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam with new final investment decisions (FIDs) expected in 2021 for Vietnam, Indonesia and Brunei. “We anticipate that […]

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 […]

Myanmar on track for economic growth, says ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released its report on economic outlook of the region, including Myanmar, for this year. The Asian Development Outlook 2019 Update report, released on Wednesday in Manila, provides analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia, including new growth forecasts by country and region for 2019 and for 2020. In the […]

Yangon Govt, Lexis Nexis ink MoU on real estate information system

THE Yangon Region government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Southeast Asia Lexis Nexis Co. Ltd for developing the Housing Real Estate Information System (HREIS) on 28 August in Yangon. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said there are nearly 1.6 million households in Yangon. Of them, […]