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  • Is this Asia's new manufacturing hub? Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 5:53 PM ET
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    The greater Mekong subregion (GMS) could become Asia's new low-cost production hub as the region becomes more integrated, experts say.

  • Why the US is the most giving to charities Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Volunteers serve free Thanksgiving meals at the Center of Hope Community Church in Oakland, Calif., in this Nov. 27, 2013 photo.

    The U.S. has scored the top spot in a new survey of charitable behaviors. How to make sure you're giving effectively this year.

  • Yoma Strategic sees opportunities in Myanmar Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 9:37 PM ET
    Yoma Strategic sees opportunities in Myanmar

    Andrew Rickards, CEO of Yoma Strategic Holdings, describes how the firm overcomes challenges in Myanmar and explains why upcoming elections will not derail the push for reforms.

  • What businesses are concerned about in Myanmar Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 5:34 PM ET
    What businesses are concerned about in Myanmar

    Alexander Feldman, President of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, says Myanmar is a dynamic country, but warns of red flags in the areas of infrastructure, internet connectivity and labor.

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

    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 comeā€”and how much farther it has to go.

  • How viable is it to invest in Myanmar's energy sector? Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    How viable is it to invest in Myanmar's energy sector?

    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.

  • Telenor launches telecommunications services in Myanmar

    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
    Yoma: Looking to expand in Myanmar property

    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
    Why is Myanmar revising its electricity rates

    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
    Yoma's foray into Myanmar

    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
    Were firms too hasty in investing in Myanmar?

    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
    IMF raises Myanmar forecasts, praises reforms

    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
    Telenor CEO on Myanmar Challenges

    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
    Myanmar's energy potential

    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
    DHL Global Forwarding's push into Myanmar

    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.

  • Ford's first dealership in Myanmar Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 8:40 PM ET
    Ford's first dealership in Myanmar

    Matt Bradley, President, ASEAN, Ford talks about the company's first dealership in Yangon, Myanmar and the prospects for building more manufacturing plants in Southeast Asia.

  • Telenor returning to growth: CEO Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 5:05 AM ET
    Telenor returning to growth: CEO

    Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor, highlights that "growth has recovered" and discusses the share buyback program and expansion plans.

  • Why Telenor Is Going to Burma Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
    Why Telenor Is Going to Burma

    Jon Fredrik Balsaas, president and CEO of Telenor, talks about the launch of operations in Burma (Myanmar), where there is a "lot of pent up demand".

  • Connecting Myanmar: The Opportunities & Obstacles Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 8:45 PM ET
    Connecting Myanmar: The Opportunities & Obstacles

    Norway's Telenor and Qatar's Ooredoo have bagged the fiercely fought telecom licence auction in Myanmar but their task is just beginning says Sachin Gupta, Regional Head of Telecommunication Research, Nomura.