• Myanmar villagers remain in standoff over mine Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— Villagers refusing to leave their homes for the expansion of a Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar remained in a tense standoff with security forces for a second day Tuesday, with two reported hurt. The massive project, a joint venture between a Myanmar military-controlled holding company and China's Wanbao Mining Copper...

  • Woman fatally shot at Myanmar mine protest Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:34 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said. Khin San Hlaing, a lawmaker from the National League for Democracy party, said the confrontation at the Letpadaung copper-mine project occurred as police and...

  • Myanmar: Magazine must go with the river's flow Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    State-run newspapers published an Information Ministry announcement Tuesday telling the Irrawaddy Publishing Group that it must change the names of its two publications named after the Irrawaddy River to use the spelling "Ayeyawady." That's what the former ruling junta renamed the river in 1989, when it also changed the country's name from Burma to...

  • Myanmar bar manager accused of insulting Buddhism Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:25 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— A New Zealand bar manager in Myanmar has been arrested for allegedly insulting Buddhism after posting an online advertisement showing a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones, police said Friday. Police arrested Philip Blackwood on Wednesday along with two Myanmar nationals, including the bar's owner, Tun Thurein, and an employee.


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

    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.

  • 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...

  • "Given its size, economic potential and its strategic position between China and India, Myanmar is forecast to be one of the fastest growing economies in the region over the medium term," Andrew Geczy, CEO of international and institutional banking for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, said in a statement.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Were firms too hasty in investing in Myanmar?  Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 7:55 PM ET

    Derek Mitchell, U.S. ambassador to Myanmar, discusses investment and how the newly emerged nation can mitigate the resource curse.

  • IMF raises Myanmar forecasts, praises reforms  Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 6:52 PM ET

    Matt Davies, Deputy Division Chief and Myanmar Mission Chief at the International Monetary Fund, is optimistic on Myanmar's reform success but warns of risks from management capacity.

  • Telenor invests big in Myanmar's telco revolution  Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    Jon Frederik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor says the firm is in the final stages of telecom license negotiations with Myanmar's government.

  • Myanmar's energy potential  Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Johannes Benigni, Founder & Managing Director at JBC Asia sees increasing revenue for Myanmar as it opens up new gas and oil fields.

  • DHL Global Forwarding's push into Myanmar  Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 7:38 PM ET

    As the firm launches its first first fully-owned country office in Myanmar, Kelvin Leung, CEO, Asia Pacific explains why industrial sectors like construction take top priority.