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  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 12:14 AM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia— The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant workers abandoned by their boat captains after the government passed a moratorium on foreign fishing five months ago,...

  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia— The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant workers abandoned by their boat captains after the government passed a moratorium on foreign fishing five months ago,...

  • YANGON, Myanmar— Myanmar is increasing the salaries of its government employees— doubling some of them— as of next month. Civil servants with the lowest pay of 75,000 kyats per month now will get 120,000 kyats under the new scale. According to the Asian Development Bank, Myanmar's current inflation of 6 percent is likely to increase to 8.4 percent in the upcoming...

  • 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...

  • Myanmar court jails 2 journalists for defamation Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 12:50 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— A Myanmar court sentenced two reporters to two months in prison on charges of defamation, in the latest ruling that raises concerns about press freedoms as the country emerges from military rule. The Myanmar Post's chief editor Than Htaik Thu and reporter Hsan Moe Tun were charged in February 2014, after their weekly newspaper quoted a military...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • YANGON- OBAMA SAYS HIS POSITION ON KEYSTONE PIPELINE HAS NOT CHANGED, CITES PENDING LEGAL ACTION IN NEBRASKA AND SAYS HARD TO EVALUATE UNTIL ACTUAL ROUTE IS KNOWN.

  • 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.

  • Myanmar's first KFC restaurant to open in 2015 Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 13- Yum Brands Inc is partnering with Singapore- listed Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd to debut a KFC restaurant in Myanmar in 2015, making it one of the first big Western fast-food chains to enter the newly emerging market. Yoma, a Myanmar- focused diversified real estate company, said the KFC franchise would initially focus on Yangon, the country's...

  • YANGON/ SINGAPORE, Oct 8- Myanmar has thrown open the door to foreign banks, but weak credit protection and tight restrictions on lending mean it's not a warm welcome, at least not yet. Nevertheless, with growth forecast at an annual 8.5 percent over the next few years, according to the International Monetary Fund's latest projections, and an economy where bank...

  • 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.

  • Yoma: Looking to expand in Myanmar property   Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 11:43 PM ET
    Yoma: Looking to expand in Myanmar property

    Andrew Rickards, CEO of Yoma Strategic Holdings, discusses the company's plans to expand into different cities in Myanmar.

  • Why is Myanmar revising electricity rates?   Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:53 PM ET
    Why is Myanmar revising its electricity rates

    Tony Nash, Vice President of IHS, says Myanmar could be planning to shore up its fiscal position by implementing a nearly 14 percent hike in electricity rates come April.

  • Yoma's foray into Myanmar   Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 7:47 PM ET
    Yoma's foray into Myanmar

    Serge Pun, Executive Chairman of Yoma Strategic Holdings, speaks to CNBC's Asia Squawk Box about the firm's expansion into the fields of education, agriculture and logistics in Myanmar.