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  • YANGON, Dec 20- Drinkers buying a beer at Yangon's roadside bar shacks used to face a limited choice: more likely than not, they would order a mug of Myanmar Beer, sometimes with a shot of coarse whisky to give the light local brew an extra kick. Just months after opening, Heineken is doing so well it plans to double capacity at its Yangon facility to 50 million litres...

  • 'Stock exchange is an important first step for Myanmar'

    The opening of the Yangon Stock Exchange is a key step for Myanmar's capital markets, says Kenneth Stevens, managing partner at Leopard Capital.

  • Foreigners can't jump in yet on Myanmar stocks Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 5:35 PM ET
    Foreigners can't jump in yet on Myanmar stocks

    Although the Yangon Stock Exchange is only for domestic investors at this stage, it's still an exciting step forward, says Romain Caillaud, senior director at FTI Consulting.

  • Myanmar opens Yangon Stock Exchange Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Myanmar opens Yangon Stock Exchange

    The former pariah state is set to launch its new stock exchange on Wednesday.

  • Myanmar's telco sector is a bright spot for investors Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    Myanmar's telco sector is a bright spot for investors

    Myanmar's fundamentals, such as its 40 percent mobile penetration rate, are positive signs for investment in the teleco sector, says Suresh Sidhu, CEO of Edotco Group.

  • Nearly 100 bodies pulled from landslide in Myanmar Sunday, 22 Nov 2015 | 10:50 PM ET
    A jade mine in Hpakant, Myanmar's Kachin State.

    Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin State.

  • *China ties uncertain as exit looms for junta remnants. NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Nov 18- Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to pay "special attention" to ties with China when her party takes office after its election triumph, and said foreign investments would need public support to help improve relations. China was Myanmar's lifeline for two decades when sanctions...

  • *Suu Kyi's election win could prompt new wave of investment. YANGON, Nov 18- Aung San Suu Kyi's landslide election win might be bad news for Myanmar businessmen like construction magnate Khin Shwe, who lost his parliament seat and remains barred from doing business with U.S. nationals due to his ties to the former junta. Sitting comfortably on a beige leather sofa...

  • How elections in Myanmar impact its economy Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 7:33 PM ET
    How elections in Myanmar impact its economy

    Nyantha Maw Lin, managing director at Vriens and Partners Myanmar, sees a move towards economic globalization amid the country's first free election.

  • 'People have been jubilant' in Myanmar Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 12:36 AM ET
    'People have been jubilant' in Myanmar

    As votes continue to be counted for an official call on the Myanmar election result, Nomita Nair, partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner, and Bhavya Sehgal, APAC MD at Frontier Strategy Group discuss the implications of the historic poll.

  • Will Myanmar get a new government? Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | 6:46 PM ET
    Will Myanmar get a new government?

    The National League for Democracy's road to forming a government is tough if it doesn't cross the majority threshold, says Evan Rees, analyst for Southeast Asia at Stratfor.

  • NLD win will be a radical change: Expert Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | 5:17 PM ET
    NLD win will be a radical change: Expert

    If Myanmar's military agrees to a transition of power, it will be the first time since 1962 that civilians will control the government, according to Romain Caillaud, senior director at FTI Consulting.

  • A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Yangon on November 8, 2015.

    Voting proceeded smoothly in Myanmar's first free nationwide election in 25 years, the nation's biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship.

  • A preview of Myanmar's historic elections Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 5:40 PM ET
    A preview of Myanmar's historic elections

    Millions of citizens in Myanmar will be casting their votes on November 8 in a parliamentary elections described as a historic step in the country's transition to democracy.

  • This is still the easiest place to do business Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 4:03 AM ET
    Tourists take in a cable car take in the sights at Sentosa Island, Singapore

    Singapore kept its decade-long place at the top of the World Bank's rankings of the easiest place to do business, according to the latest survey.

  • Myanmar's reformist law used to stifle dissent Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 5:16 AM ET

    *Myanmar opening up after half a century of military rule. YANGON, Oct 23- Last week's arrest of an NGO worker in Myanmar for a Facebook post is raising fears that legislation drawn up as part of the country's economic and democratic liberalisation are being used to stifle dissent in ways reminiscent of laws drafted by the former military junta.

  • Boom year for Myanmar's greenback black market Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 11:13 PM ET
    Employees at the KBZ Bank in Yangon, Myanmar.

    Banks in Myanmar bought hundreds of millions of dollars in the black market this year, banking sources said, raising concerns about regulation.

  • *Banks faced chronic dollar shortage in first half of year. *Black market dollar trade used network set up under sanctions. YANGON, Oct 20- Banks in Myanmar bought hundreds of millions of dollars in the black market this year, banking sources said, in a resurgence of an unregulated trade that flourished under military rule and has raised fears among foreign...

  • While EMs struggle, Myanmar tips 10% growth Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 11:41 PM ET
    A Burmese woman walks by billboards in Yangon, Myanmar.

    Emerging markets hobbled by capital outflows may struggle to muster any economic growth but Myanmar isn't likely to be one of them.

  • Myanmar bets big on ASEAN Economic Community Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 8:33 PM ET
    Myanmar bets big on ASEAN Economic Community

    Aung Tun Thet, economic advisor to the President of Myanmar, says the upcoming formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will provide huge opportunities for Myanmar.