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  • Vendors look at a smartphone at a secondhand phone store in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

    Cambodia's start-up scene might be in its infancy, but it is slowly garnering attention on the world stage.

  • A Muslim woman uses her phone before the start of an evening mass prayer session in Indonesia.

    Southeast Asian nations face a historic opportunity to surpass their developed peers in technological innovation.

  • Myanmar goes from 0G to 4G

    The least-developed countries are doing more in the fintech space than their developed counterparts, says Serge Pun, chairman of Serge Pun & Associates.

  • YANGON, Myanmar— The private ride-hailing service Uber officially launched operations Thursday in Myanmar's main city Yangon, aiming to tap into one of the world's youngest and fastest-growing online markets. A taxi ride in Myanmar usually involves negotiating prices, no use of meters and a lack of air conditioning or seat belts. "I definitely want to try Uber,"...

  • YANGON, May 11- Uber Technologies Inc is only hiring government-accredited taxi drivers in Myanmar, a regional executive said, a move that allows it to avoid the legal hurdles that have dogged it across Asia in one of the region's last frontier markets. This partnership with local taxi drivers and their unions is unique to Myanmar, Sam Bool, Uber's expansion...

  • YANGON, Myanmar— Uber is launching its private ride-hailing service in the Myanmar commercial capital of Yangon on Thursday, aiming to tap into one of the world's youngest and fastest-growing online markets. A taxi ride in Myanmar usually involves negotiating prices, no use of meters and a lack of air conditioning or seat belts. "I definitely want to try Uber," said...

  • House tops in Cambodia

    Young Cambodians are rolling the dice and returning home, but policymakers have a part to play in securing the future brain trust.

  • Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group

    China’s new economy plays aren’t just a bet on China; they’re also a bet on frontier markets’ growth, Mark Mobius told CNBC on Monday.

  • Unilever is entering a joint venture with Europe & Asia Commercial (EAC) Ltd. in Myanmar in an effort to hedge a bigger foothold in the country, which boasts a population of approximately 54 million.

  • By-elections are underway in Myanmar

    Priscilla Clapp, U.S. Institute of Peace, says NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyii has made progress by bringing civilians into the peace process.

  • Times are tough for the global nonproliferation movement, but one Southeast Asian country offers a valuable success story.

  • YANGON, March 22- One of China's biggest state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to fund ethnic rebels fighting government troops in Myanmar, halting an arrangement that could have stoked diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Myanmar. The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, which clashed with government forces this month, said...

  • *Long-delayed project tests China- Myanmar relations. YANGON/ BEIJING, March 21- Nearly a decade in the making, a project to pump oil 770 km across Myanmar to southwest China is set for imminent start-up, with a supertanker nearing the port of Kyauk Phyu, marking the opening of a new oil trading route. It would also be a rare win for China in Myanmar after a diplomatic...

  • A Burmese woman walks by billboards in Yangon, Myanmar.

    Despite few in Myanmar knowing what Facebook was in 2012, the nation's active social media users now top 14 million — or a quarter of the population.

  • Myanmar's digital transformation

    Accelerator Phandeeyar is giving start-ups in Myanmar the resources to engage the country's growing number of smartphone users. Akiko Fujita reports.

  • We want to be cheaper than pirated DVDs: Iflix CEO

    iflix, sometimes dubbed as the Netflix of Asia, is focused on bringing internet television to emerging markets, explains co-founder and group CEO Mark Britt.

  • YANGON, March 7- Workers demanding better conditions and benefits have destroyed the production line of a Chinese-owned factory making clothes for Swedish fashion retailer Hennes& Mauritz, in one of the most violent labour disputes in Myanmar in years. The month-old dispute, which also saw managers attacked, highlights the need for Aung San Suu Kyi's...

  • YANGON, March 7- Workers demanding better conditions and benefits have destroyed the production line of a Chinese-owned factory making clothes for Swedish fashion retailer Hennes& Mauritz, in one of the most violent labor disputes in Myanmar in years. The month-old dispute, which also saw managers attacked, highlights the need for Aung San Suu Kyi's...

  • Passengers get off trains at Nantong Railway Station on January 23, 2017 in Nantong, Jiangsu Province of China.

    Asia needs to invest $26 trillion by 2030 to resolve a serious infrastructure shortage, the FT reports.

  • Women and other groups were demonstrating across the nation and as far abroad as Myanmar and Australia.