Stories By May Wong
112 Dec 2013 Thu
Myanmar is hosting the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) after a 44-year hiatus, bringing with it business opportunities in areas like printing and construction. But small firms in the country do not appear to be benefitting as much from the largest regional sporting event.
210 Dec 2013 Tue
The Myanmar government is tightening its regulations to ensure that future investors will have the financial capabilities to fulfil the requirements of developing the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
309 Dec 2013 Mon
More women in Myanmar should play a greater role in the country's transformation process – that is one of the key issues discussed at a recent international women's forum held in Yangon.
414 Nov 2013 Thu
Former US President Bill Clinton said Myanmar needs to be more open, transparent and inclusive, as it continues on its path to democracy.
501 Nov 2013 Fri
Myanmar's President Thein Sein has welcomed this week's landmark peace conference involving the country's armed ethnic groups. They were discussing the government's proposal for a nationwide ceasefire.
628 Oct 2013 Mon
In Myanmar, it is widely hoped that the release of more political prisoners will encourage ethnic armed groups to agree on a national ceasefire pact.
724 Oct 2013 Thu
Myanmar said its security agencies are ready to tackle any disturbances at the December SEA Games.
822 Oct 2013 Tue
Myanmar is in urgent need of more quality and affordable hotel rooms to meet its forecast of attracting over three million tourist arrivals in 2015 and 7.5 million international visitors by 2020.
921 Oct 2013 Mon
In light of the recent spate of bombing incidents around Myanmar, many companies, especially foreign firms, are hiring private security for protection. Security agencies have also been conducting re-training courses for their guards in the wake of the latest bombing at Traders Hotel in Yangon.
1023 Sep 2013 Mon
Myanmar will face more problems if the constitution is not changed by the next election in 2015, the country’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said at a news conference on Tuesday as she wrapped her visit to Singapore.