A dispute between Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand and its Burmese employees in Thailand raises questions about the future impact of corporate agriculture in Burma.
The awarding of new foreign telecoms licenses could mean the end for the landline phone operators wedged between teashops and food stalls in Rangoon.
A diverse selection of global corporations are vying with each other to bring mobile phones to Myanmar’s masses.
Seoul boosts loans to Burma; Vietnam firm finds oil; ILO lifts labor sanctions; rice industry rivals’ outlook takes a hit; and Thailand urges exhibitions cooperation.
Around US $300 billion will be needed just to raise Burma’s housing, electricity, transport and energy infrastructure to 21st-century standards, according to a new report.
Tourists flocking to the former royal capital have put a strain on a service sector not ready to cope with the influx.
Burma expects tourist 700 percent surge; Rangoon businesses stuck with diesel; BASF considers investment; Indonesia helps Burma’s electricity grid; China says oil pipeline is complete.
The country’s tech entrepreneurs will likely have to wait some time before attracting significant seed money from abroad, Intel’s venture capital wing says.
The consumer goods giant draws up plans for a second factory in Burma even before production starts at its first plant there.
At the World Economic Forum gathering, an energy minister says in future Burma will only export energy resources after domestic demand has been met.
Burma prepares to show off what two years of reform-minded elected government has accomplished as it welcomed business titans and decision-makers from around the world.
Burma may implement an electronic payment system for train travel in Rangoon if talks between state railway firm and a private company are successful.
Economic experts and activists urge forum participants to look beyond the PR jargon and remember the often-harsh realities of life for most people in Burma.
Thailand’s plans to turn Dawei into a Southeast Asian gateway for international trade appear to be stuck on the drawing board. Or so it seems.
Coca-Cola inaugurates a bottling facility in Rangoon’s Hmawbi Township, pledging to employ 2,500 people directly and create some 22,000 jobs across its supply chain.
The brewery’s former owner will ask Burma’s government to repay damages incurred more than a decade ago when the former junta confiscated the company.
Blacklisted tycoon scores airport contract; Chinese firm pushes Sagaing coal plant; Burma economy could quadruple by 2030; Kyaukphyu oil storage bigger than annual refining capacity.
McKinsey Global Institute says Burma has the land, manpower and resources to grow its economy from $45 billion in 2010 to $200 billion by 2030.
As Japan’s attention turns increasingly to Burma, Thailand promises to do more to keep its most important source of foreign investment interested.
Burma remains on track to establish a stock exchange in the commercial hub of Rangoon by the end of 2015.