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  • YANGON, July 26- Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party will offer a glimpse of its plans for Myanmar's economy this week, in a long-awaited announcement that seeks to reassure businesses and investors who have grown increasingly worried by a lack of firm policy detail. A burgeoning private sector had hoped the National League for Democracy's emphatic triumph in a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- U.S. prosecutors sued on Wednesday to seize more than $1 billion in assets they said were tied to an international scheme to launder money stolen from the Malaysian state fund 1 MDB, which was overseen by Prime Minister Najib Razak and used to finance the Hollywood film "Wolf of Wall Street" and to buy property and famous works of art.

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ NEW YORK, July 20- U.S. federal prosecutors have filed civil lawsuits seeking to seize assets worth more than $1 billion, allegedly stolen from Malaysian state fund 1 MDB, which was overseen by Prime Minister Najib Razak. They include allegations that $681 million from a 2013 bond sale by 1 MDB was transferred to the account of "Malaysian Official 1,"...

  • YANGON, June 15- The U.S. government's development finance institution has launched operations in Myanmar with a $250 million loan to a telecoms company, it said on Wednesday. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation will lend the money to Yangon- based Apollo Towers Myanmar Limited, which is focused on the construction and maintenance of...

  • YANGON, June 10- Myanmar's newly reformed investment commission will this month start scrutinizing some $2.3 billion in proposed foreign investment projects that have been held up since April, a senior official said on Friday. Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy swept to power in elections last November, and the United States eased sanctions...

  • *Suu Kyi calls for "enough space" to address Rohingya issue. *Suu Kyi cautions against using "emotive terms". The United States has long supported Suu Kyi's role in championing democratic change in Myanmar, but was surprised this month when she suggested to the new U.S. ambassador Scot Marciel to refrain from using the term' Rohingya' for the persecuted Muslim...

  • *Suu Kyi calls for "enough space" to address Rohingya issue. *Suu Kyi cautions against using "emotive terms". The United States has long supported Suu Kyi's role in championing democratic change in Myanmar, but was surprised this month when she suggested to the new U.S. ambassador Scot Marciel to refrain from using the term' Rohingya' for the persecuted Muslim...

  • *Suu Kyi calls for "enough space" to address Rohingya issue. *Suu Kyi cautions against using "emotive terms". The United States has long supported Suu Kyi's role in championing democratic change in Myanmar, but was surprised this month when she suggested to the new U.S. ambassador Scot Marciel to refrain from using the term Rohingya for the persecuted Muslim...

  • *Port business may get boost as more goods pour into Myanmar. On Tuesday, Washington eased some restrictions on Myanmar but also strengthened measures against Law by adding six firms connected to him and his conglomerate, Asia World, to the Treasury blacklist. Yet the blacklisting, which attracted considerable attention in Myanmar, looks like a formality given...

  • US eases sanctions on Myanmar in bid to promote reforms

    Alexander Feldman from the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council explains why the easing of U.S. sanctions will encourage companies to invest in Myanmar.

  • Serge Pun, the 63- year-old project developer and one of Myanmar's richest men, says his Landmark development- which includes office, residential and hotel space- has been strangled by red tape and costly delays all because of his adherence to clean business. Companies and international agencies have long identified corruption and a lack of transparency as...

  • Serge Pun, the 63- year-old project developer and one of Myanmar's richest men, says his Landmark development- which includes office, residential and hotel space- has been strangled by red tape and costly delays all because of his adherence to clean business. Companies and international agencies have long identified corruption and a lack of transparency as...

  • Telenor CEO: Telcos are an easy tax target for governments

    Sigve Brekke, Telenor Group CEO, says the firm is still engaged in dialogue with Myanmar's government about taxes on telecommunications.

  • Moe Thuzar

    Moe Thuzar from ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute says that constitutional changes granting Suu Kyi the right to be Myanmar's president won't be immediate.

  • Myanmar Politics

    The National League for Democracy (NLD) faces constraints as the military still has a strong hand in the government, explains Stratfor's Evan Rees.

  • Myanmar

    Macquarie University's Sean Turnell says Myanmar's new president Htin Kyaw could slowly introduce democratic changes to the constitution.

  • The electronic display board of the newly opened Yangon Stock Exchange, housed in a historic building in Yangon, shows initial trading on March 25, 2016.

    Investors stood in line to buy shares of the country's first listed stock: financial services-to-healthcare conglomerate First Myanmar Investment.

  • Myanmar's prospects and challenges

    Bhavya Sehgal from Frontier Strategy Group says investors should monitor progress in Myanmar's broader macro financial system and its regulations.

  • CNBC Exclusive: Yangon stock exchange starts trading

    Myanmar's retail investors are likely to be excited about having a different investing option, explains First Myanmar Investment's Serge Pun.

  • political climate of Myanmar

    Investors are still assessing political stability in Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi's effectiveness as a leader, says Romain Caillaud from FTI Consulting.