S. Korea-Myanmar energy, natural resources meeting launched in Myanmar new capital

Published on Sep 28 2012 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
S. Korea-Myanmar energy, natural resources meeting launched in Myanmar new capital
S. Korea-Myanmar energy, natural resources meeting launched in Myanmar new capital   YANGON, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — The 6th Energy and Natural Resources Joint Implementation Committee Meeting between South Korea and Myanmar has been launched in Myanmar’s new capital of Nay Phi Taw Tuesday,...

ADB Highlights Burma’s Dire Energy System

Published on Sep 28 2012 // article, Featured Analysis, Slide Show
ADB Highlights Burma’s Dire Energy System
ADB Highlights Burma’s Dire Energy System   A gloomy picture of Burma’s electricity system—a key element of the country’s desired development—has been painted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The energy grid is inadequate and failing due to a multitude of problems including poor maintenance,...

Myanmar: Myanmar’s Parliament Adopts Foreign Investment Law

Published on Sep 26 2012 // article, Featured Analysis, Slide Show
Myanmar: Myanmar’s Parliament Adopts Foreign Investment Law
Myanmar: Myanmar’s Parliament Adopts Foreign Investment Law Myanmar-parliament_ Introduction The recent adoption by Myanmar’s Parliament of the long anticipated Foreign Investment Law (FIL) is expected to result in more favorable ground rules for foreign companies planning to invest in Myanmar....

Thein Sein puts the brakes on investment law

Published on Sep 26 2012 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Thein Sein puts the brakes on investment law
Thein Sein puts the brakes on investment law China’s Vice President Xi Jinping (R) and Burma’s President Thein Sein (L) attend the opening ceremony of China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, Guangxi province on 21 September 2012. (Reuters) Burma’s president has delayed an eagerly awaited foreign investment...

EXCLUSIVE-Japan, Thailand race to rescue of Myanmar’s struggling Dawei

Published on Sep 25 2012 // article, Featured Analysis
EXCLUSIVE-Japan, Thailand race to rescue of Myanmar’s struggling Dawei (Reuters) – After months of negotiations and failed promises, a proposed multi-billion dollar Myanmar port and special economic zone that could transform Southeast Asian trade appears back on track. Thai banks aim to keep...

Wastes of Foreign Project cause damage to local paddy farms

Published on Sep 24 2012 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Wastes of Foreign Project cause damage to local paddy farms
Wastes of Foreign Project cause damage to local paddy farms Kyauk Pru: Industrial and human waste being dumped from foreign factories and worker stations have reportedly caused nearby paddy farms to become uncultivable in Kyaukpru in Arakan State. Many acres of paddy farms in a number of villages that...

Arakan Land Commission Begins Investigation Into Confiscation Land

Published on Sep 24 2012 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Arakan Land Commission Begins Investigation Into Confiscation Land
Arakan Land Commission Begins Investigation Into Confiscation Land Ponnna Kyunt: The Arakan Land Commission, formed by the Burmese parliament to investigate confiscated arable lands in Arakan state started its mission on the 19th of September, said an official source. Eight members of the land commission...

Tentative Western Oil Majors Line Up for Myanmar Hydrocarbon Glory

Published on Sep 24 2012 // article, Featured Analysis, Slide Show
Tentative Western Oil Majors Line Up for Myanmar Hydrocarbon Glory
The Giants Are Coming: Tentative Western Oil Majors Line Up for Myanmar Hydrocarbon Glory  Since President Obama’s easing of sanctions against the Southeast Asian country in July, American as well as foreign companies are flocking to Myanmar for business — all sectors are on the table including...

Glittering prize

Published on Sep 19 2012 // article, Featured Analysis, Slide Show
Glittering prize
Glittering prize Myanmar is rapidly emerging as the new darling of the investor set. UBS analyst Carl Berrisford considers recent developments and evaluates the country’s investment potential. While his findings are upbeat, he urges caution following disappointments in other Asian frontier markets...

Myanmar Oil Veteran Rebuffs Suu Kyi as Shell, Chevron Weigh Bids

Published on Sep 19 2012 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Myanmar Oil Veteran Rebuffs Suu Kyi as Shell, Chevron Weigh Bids
Myanmar Oil Veteran Rebuffs Suu Kyi as Shell, Chevron Weigh Bids Aung San Suu Kyi started a landmark three-week tour of the United States, her first trip since leaving house arrest to the nation that long supported her cause Photo: AFP/GETTY The former head of Myanmar’s state- owned oil company defended...