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5 hrs ago | Global Logistics/Supply Chain

Damco Starts Up Warehouse, CFS Operation in Myanmar

Covering 4,000 square meters, the facility is compliant with the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism initiative.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

9 hrs ago | Global Logistics/Supply Chain

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Opens Office in Myanmar

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, a provider of services to manufacturers of cars, trucks, heavy equipment and specialized cargo, has opened a new office in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

13 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Rangoon, Mandalay Universities Get Information Age Boost

Rangoon and Mandalay universities are increasingly wired to the outside academic world thanks to a program that is bringing access to scholarly literature at the institutions of higher learning, which languished for decades under Burma's former military regime.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Mandalay, Electronic, Libraries

13 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar invites MSF back to crisis-gripped Rakhine

Myanmar on Thursday invited Doctors Without Borders to resume work in Rakhine state, which is gripped by a severe health crisis nearly five months after the medical aid group was ejected from the region.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Immigration Reform

17 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

An Air KBZ plane refuels at Rangoon International Airport.

Most Burmese companies provide little to no information on whether they have policies on responsible business practices, a survey among 60 major firms has found, and almost half did not even have a website with general information about their activities.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bangkok Post

Chiang Mai latest hub for Bangkok Air

Bangkok Airways will turn Chiang Mai into its third airport hub and use it as a stepping stone to boost its coverage of Myanmar.

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Related Topix: World News, Thailand, Burma, Southeast Asia, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, ATR 72, ATR Aircraft

Forbes.com

Burmese Tycoon Tay Za Under Scrutiny

Myanmar tycoon Tay Za leans back and fulminates against the U.S. government as a playful pet bear cub scrambles up his alligator-skin chair.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, North Korea, Asia, US Politics, US News, Steve Chabot, Republican, US House of Representatives

Times of Oman

Portrait of a rapidly changing Myanmar

Her book should come with a spoiler alert - her real name isn't Phoebe. In the summer of 2008, Rosalind Russell arrived in Myanmar hoping to work as a journalist under rather unlikely circumstances.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar hopes for Singapore MOU to better protect domestic maids

Myanmar wants to initiate an agreement with Singapore, to offer better protection for its domestic maids working in the city-state.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Rangoon Court Detains Editors Awaiting Trial for - Undermining Stability'

Three editors at the Bi Mon Te Nay journal were remanded in custody on Tuesday awaiting trial over the publication of an article Burma's government believes was detrimental to the country's stability.

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South China Morning Post

Jimmy Lai paid Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for help in Myanmar

Jimmy Lai is a Hong Kong-based entrepreneur formally best known for his high profile as the founder of Giordano, one of Asia's biggest retailers.

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Related Topix: George Bush, W., Burma, World News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Investigator Meets With Thilawa Residents Over JICA Complaint

An independent Japanese investigator has met with local communities displaced by the Thilawa Special Economic Zone to carry out an inquiry into a complaint filed by the villagers over the Japan-backed investment project near Rangoon.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

West Hawaii Today

Myanmar opens up economy, but true democracy is still elusive

YANGON, Myanmar- On a recent rain-soaked night, the ancient gold Shwedagon Pagoda, believed to contain relics of the Buddha, glowed through the mist in Yangon.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel

Knowledge@Wharton

Myanmar: Has the 'Frontier' Economy's Time Finally Arrived?

Leveraging their longtime presence and hefty government backing, Japanese businesses eager to hedge their risks in China and find new offshore production bases and markets are rushing into Myanmar, setting up factories and taking on mentoring roles across a wide range of industries, from stock trading to rice growing.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Media Group Criticizes Deportation of Burmese Journalists

A Southeast Asian press watchdog has raised concerns over Thailand's deportation of two Burmese media professionals to Burma, where they face prosecution after publishing an article that upset their government.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Southeast Asia, Thailand

Bangkok Post

5m want Myanmar charter changed

Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, National League for Democracy

Burmanet

Mizzima News: Thilawa SEZ: Some unanswered questions

Concerns about air and water pollution from the Thilawa Special Economic Zone have been raised at a meeting held by its management committee to give residents an opportunity to discuss concerns about the project's environmental impact.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Burma, World News,

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Thais Find a Spiritual Home in Yangon

If you happen to be visiting Botataung Pagoda one day and suddenly notice a lot of Thai being spoken around you, don't be surprised.

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Related Topix: Burma, Travel, Yangon, Burma Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, World News, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Southeast Asia

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Martyrs' Day observed on a grand scale

Burmese across the country paid tribute on Saturday to fallen independence hero Gen.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi

The Standard

Burma link as Lai's money trail revealed

Next Media boss and China pariah Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has close links with Burma's political and military leaders, hobnobbing with its president during a June 2013 trip with a former US defense secretary.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Thein Sein

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