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  • Migrant crisis: Malaysia finds 139 mass graves Monday, 25 May 2015 | 4:05 AM ET
    Malaysia Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar speaks to the media during press conference announcement of a suspected mass grave site of ethnic Rohingyas between the Malaysia-Thailand borders.

    Malaysia uncovers 139 graves thought to contain the remains of migrants scattered around suspected human trafficking camps.

  • Myanmar court acquits 2 soldiers of killing journalist Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 12:52 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— A military court has acquitted two soldiers on trial for the shooting death of a freelance journalist, according to Myanmar's human rights body. A statement from the government-sponsored Myanmar National Human rights commission said a military court in northeastern Myanmar acquitted the soldiers, Lance Corporal Kyaw Kyaw Aung and Private...

  • THILAWA, Myanmar, May 8- From the banks of the Yangon River rises Myanmar's great economic hope, a $1.5 billion manufacturing complex designed to lure investment and help the impoverished country compete in the global marketplace. "The Myanmar government is serious," said Takashi Yanai, president of Myanmar-Japan Thilawa Development, which has a 49 percent...

  • SIM sales soar as Myanmar races to catch up in telecoms Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 10:17 AM ET

    YANGON, May 6- Myanmar, long one of the world's least connected nations in terms of telecommunications, is now racing to catch up, providing a boost to the foreign mobile companies allowed into the country last year. "The Myanmar economy has had more money in circulation than we had originally expected," said Telenor Chief Executive Jon Fredrik Baksaas on Wednesday,...

  • The hidden conflict between China and Myanmar   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    The hidden conflict between China and Myanmar

    A conflict between ethnic-minority rebels from the Kokang region and the Myanmar army is undermining relations between China and its longtime ally.

  • But people worry about her political manoeuvring and strategy, "said Aung Zaw, a former political exile and 1980 s student activist who now edits Myanmar's leading independent news agency. Aung Zaw and others, including some current student activists, say Suu Kyi made a critical mistake when she stood for parliament three years ago in a by-election, becoming a...

  • SINGAPORE, March 23- Dozens of Asia's best and brightest government officials each year join what has become known as the "Mayors' Class"- studying good governance, economic management and how to make their countries work like Singapore. As a result, dozens of countries are sending civil servants to study the Singapore way. "For China in particular, Singapore is...

  • Why HSH remains positive on Myanmar   Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 8:38 PM ET
    Why HSH remains positive on Myanmar

    Clement Kwok, CEO at Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels, says Myanmar remains one of the most exciting developing markets.

  • Political instability: A threat for Myanmar?   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 9:38 PM ET
    Political instability a threat for Myanmar?

    Sean Turnell, senior lecturer at Macquarie University, says instability due to recent student-led demonstrations compounds Myanmar's outlook, which has been dogged by stalling reforms.

  • LONDON, Feb 11- SABMiller is exploring the possibility of snapping up a stake in Myanmar's biggest brewer, a deal that would make it the partner of a conglomerate with ties to the former ruling military, sources familiar with the matter say. The sources, who declined to be identified because the matter is private, said SABMiller was interested.

  • Myanmar tops MasterCard's consumer confidence index

    Matthew Driver, President of Southeast Asia at MasterCard, discusses its latest survey which found that Myanmar is the most optimistic market in Southeast Asia.

  • Tracking developments in Myanmar's financial services   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:33 PM ET
    Tracking developments in Myanmar's financial services

    Aung Kyaw Moe, Founder & Group CEO of 2C2P, introduces the "Citizen Card" - a reloadable prepaid card that the payment services firm launched in collaboration with Myanmar Citizen Bank.

  • Is this Asia's new manufacturing hub? Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 5:53 PM ET
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    The greater Mekong subregion (GMS) could become Asia's new low-cost production hub as the region becomes more integrated, experts say.

  • Why the US is the most giving to charities Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Volunteers serve free Thanksgiving meals at the Center of Hope Community Church in Oakland, Calif., in this Nov. 27, 2013 photo.

    The U.S. has scored the top spot in a new survey of charitable behaviors. How to make sure you're giving effectively this year.

  • Yoma Strategic sees opportunities in Myanmar   Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 9:37 PM ET
    Yoma Strategic sees opportunities in Myanmar

    Andrew Rickards, CEO of Yoma Strategic Holdings, describes how the firm overcomes challenges in Myanmar and explains why upcoming elections will not derail the push for reforms.

  • What businesses are concerned about in Myanmar   Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 5:34 PM ET
    What businesses are concerned about in Myanmar

    Alexander Feldman, President of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, says Myanmar is a dynamic country, but warns of red flags in the areas of infrastructure, internet connectivity and labor.

  • Is Myanmar backtracking on reform pledges?   Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 5:31 PM ET
    Is Myanmar backtracking on reform pledges?

    In 2011, Myanmar's president Thein Sein vowed bold reforms to open up the country to global trade and democracy. Has the new regime lived up to its promises? CNBC's Sri Jegarajah investigates.

  • Asia's newest emerging market also has its risks Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    A Burmese woman walks by billboards in Yangon, Myanmar.

    President Obama's visit to Myanmar for an economic summit this week demonstrates how far the country has come—and how much farther it has to go.

  • How viable is it to invest in Myanmar's energy sector?

    In this edition of "Power Play", CNBC's Sri Jegarajah speaks to a panel of guests on the challenges of investing in Myanmar's energy sector.

  • Telenor launches telecommunications services in Myanmar

    Petter Furberg, CEO of Telenor Myanmar, discusses the firm's entry into Myanmar and explains why it is not worried about potential challenges in the country.