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Woman Faces 5 Years over Photo Likening Army Garb to Suu Kyi’s Dress By

A young woman is brought to trial after sharing a satirical post on social media deemed to be insulting to Burma’s military.

At Least 8 Dead After Landslide in Karenni State By

At least eight people were killed Sunday after heavy rain caused a landslide in the area of the well-known Mawchi mine in Karenni State’s Hpasaung Township.


The Irrawaddy’s Burmese website was hacked for a second time in recent days, with a falsified news story posted on the site by unknown hackers Monday.


A critical look at the government’s social spending; Ledo Road revived by Chinese backers; new measures aim to prevent ‘price dumping’ as AEC takes effect.


The government expects the number of tourists who come to Burma this year to reach 5 million, but will it happen?

China Turns Firepower to Soft Power to Win Over Tiny Taiwan-Held Island By

Kinmen, a half-hour ferry ride to China, is eyeing closer commercial ties with its colossal neighbor, prompting a wary welcome from the local populace.

EU-Funded Trade Development Program Launches in Naypyidaw By

A three-year European Union-funded program to help streamline new trading opportunities for Burma is launched during a ceremony in Burma’s capital Tuesday.

Historic Pacific Trade Deal Faces Skeptics in US Congress By

Twelve Pacific Rim countries reach the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world’s economy.

World Bank Forecasts Drop in Burma’s Economic Growth By

A World Bank report released Monday predicts a drop in Burma’s economic growth for the 2015-16 fiscal year, due in part to recent flooding.

World Bank Trims 2015, 2016 East Asia Forecasts By

The World Bank has cut its 2015 and 2016 growth forecasts for the developing East Asia and Pacific region, citing a sharp slowdown in China.

The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (Oct. 3, 2015) By

Burma economy fares poorly on competitiveness; Telenor expands to western Burma; Australian bank ANZ opens Rangoon office; and tourist arrivals tipped to reach 4.5 million.


A delegation of US business representatives is set to arrive in Rangoon late this year, according to an official from Burma’s chamber of commerce.


RANGOON — The results are in for local tech hub Phandeeyar’s #MaePaySoh hack challenge, an elections app competition that saw more than 100 of Burma’s best and brightest software developers battle it out for big prizes. The grand prize went to Team Pop Stack, a group of five university students who designed the MVoter2015 app, […]

After Delays, Domestic Telecoms Partners to be Announced in October By

Burma’s communications ministry further delays awarding a fourth and final telecom license until mid-October following a fiercely contested bid for the coveted permit.

The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (Sept. 26, 2015) By

Microsoft to aid local conglomerate; Warnings over gas price volatility; IFC to advise Burma on dam impacts; Japanese-backed Thilawa SEZ officially opens.

Japan’s Abe Airs Abenomics 2.0 Plan for $5 Trillion Economy By

Shinzo Abe’s updated plan for reviving Japan’s economy and achieving a GDP target of 600 trillion yen suggests earlier policies were not doing the trick.


RANGOON — As Burma’s President Thein Sein nears the end of his term, and amid an apparent pitch to portray himself as the architect of a successful reform agenda, questions have been raised about the true extent of his accomplishments. Since taking office in 2011 as the leader of a new quasi-civilian government following decades […]

Rice Export Restrictions to be Lifted Mid-October: Commerce Ministry By

Burma’s government this week announced a further easing of restrictions on rice exports after a 45-day suspension was conditionally lifted on September 15.


Roving anti-smuggling teams have seized more than 50 billion kyats worth of smuggled goods in border areas over the last three years, the ministry says.

UK Eyes Greater Yuan Role, More Chinese Nuclear Investment By

British finance minister George Osborne says Britain would welcome majority Chinese investment in future nuclear projects in the UK.

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