Serge Pun, executive chairman of Yoma Strategic, says one must have a lot of patience and determination to overcome the difficulties of operating a business in emerging markets.» Read More
TUAL, Indonesia— All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after being gone eight years and forced to work on a boat in faraway Indonesia, Myint Naing was willing to risk everything to see his mother again.
Jonathan Bogais, adjunct associate professor at University of Sydney, discusses the significance of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's meeting with Chinese leaders.
Even Asia's most destitute peasants can now afford meth if they're willing to forego food for a day, GlobalPost reports.
Malaysia uncovers 139 graves thought to contain the remains of migrants scattered around suspected human trafficking camps.
CNBC's Eunice Yoon speaks to Dale Jones, country manager at RMA Myanmar, about the investment opportunities and challenges in Myanmar.
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...
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,...
Go Watanabe, Managing Executive Officer, CEO-Asia & Oceania at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, explains the bank's decision to open a branch in Yangon.
In this episode of "Inside China," CNBC heads to Yangon - Myanmar's biggest city - to see how the country's foreign relationships are changing.
In the Chinese border town of Ruili, Beijing is trying to use its economic clout to foster stronger ties with its neighbor, Myanmar. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
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...
Clement Kwok, CEO at Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels, says Myanmar remains one of the most exciting developing markets.
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.
Matthew Driver, President of Southeast Asia at MasterCard, discusses its latest survey which found that Myanmar is the most optimistic market in Southeast Asia.
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.
The greater Mekong subregion (GMS) could become Asia's new low-cost production hub as the region becomes more integrated, experts say.
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.