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  • BEIJING— Two hundred striking workers attacked a Chinese-owned garment factory in Myanmar, smashing windows and doors and holding seven Chinese staffers captive for several hours. Liu Songhai, a consular official, said Friday that the Chinese staffers were released Thursday afternoon with help from the Myanmar government. China is Myanmar's biggest...

  • BANGKOK— Activists are urging Unilever, a major investor in Myanmar, to speak out against the country's treatment of its Rohingya minority, which the U.N. has said may be "crimes against humanity." A letter sent this week to Unilever CEO Paul Polman asked the company to clarify its stance on the Rohingya. Unilever did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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

  • *Almost all fuel shipments to Myanmar come from Singapore. Servicing growth that could top 8 percent this year is a clutch of small tankers ferrying gasoil and diesel from Singapore 2,000 kilometers north to Myanmar. Shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows that around 20 small tankers with a combined capacity of around 220,000 deadweight tonnes are...

  • The tip of a preserved dinosaur tail section, showing carbon film at its surface exposure, and feathers arranged in keels down both sides of tail.

    The discovery supports the idea that many dinosaurs had feathers rather than scales, like the birds that have descended from them.

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweller Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • YANGON, Nov 29- More than 500 companies list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms that indirectly buy tin ore from a mine operated by an ethnic armed group in Myanmar, a Reuters examination of the supply chain found. The Man Maw mine is controlled by the United Wa State Army, which the United States placed under sanctions for alleged narcotics...

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweler Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweler Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • YANGON, Nov 29- More than 500 companies list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms that indirectly buy tin ore from a mine operated by an ethnic armed group in Myanmar, a Reuters examination of the supply chain found. The Man Maw mine is controlled by the United Wa State Army, which the United States placed under sanctions for alleged narcotics...

  • Border Guard Bangladesh personel detain a suspected Myanmar citizen (C), who is suspected by Rohingya escapees of spying for Myanmar, at a refugee camp in Teknaf in southern Cox's Bazar district on November 24, 2016. Dhaka has called on Myanmar to take 'urgent measures' to protect its Rohingya minority after thousands crossed into Bangladesh in just a few days, some saying the military was burning villages and raping young girls.

    A year after becoming Myanmar's de-facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi is being criticized for her failure to end alleged military crimes.

  • Chinese financial powerhouse, Ant Financial, has ramped up its global expansion with an investment in Thailand's Ascend Money.

  • It has built a massive network of 320,000 retail outlets across China and other parts of Asia, its sales representatives earn commissions on every phone they sell, and it has filled the airwaves and covered thousands of billboards with advertising based on the endorsement of some of the hottest Asian pop stars. In the third quarter, it jumped into first place in...

  • A truck reverses while delivering rocks to a development site on Marine Drive in Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan, a cornerstone of China's One Belt, One Road project.

    Big, well-funded development efforts are under way in Eurasia and Asia, making it a great hunting ground knowledgeable EM investors.

  • KBZ Myanmar

    KBZ Bank's Zaw Ling Aung explains how the private bank can help companies deal with the challenges of starting a business in Myannar.

  • US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar state counselor, in the White House following a bilateral meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016.

    The U.S. intends to lift sanctions on Myanmar, but some are questioning the move amid the military's dominance and human rights violations.

  • US lifting of sanctions was surprising: Academic

    The challenge will be how to manage the Myanmar enterprises that are connected to the military regime, says Macquarie University's Sean Turnell.

  • Is Myanmar ready for a lifting of sanctions?

    Myanmar has seen steady progress in terms of democratic reforms and is ready for the lifting of U.S. sanctions, says Inle Advisory Group's Peter Kucik.

  • US ready to lift Myanmar sanctions

    While more political reforms are needed, the lifting of U.S. sanctions will benefit the entire Burmese population, says FTI Consulting's Romain Caillaud.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi met President Barack Obama at the White House on Wednesday on her first visit to the United States since her party won a sweeping victory in last year's election, capping a decades-long journey from political prisoner to national leader. With Suu Kyi no longer an opposition figure, the United States is weighing a...