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  • Rise of Consumption in Southeast Asia Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    Rise of Consumption in South East Asia

    Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, Equities Analyst at Standard Chartered says there is an increase in disposable income in Southeast Asia which will have a positive effect on the consumption story in the region. He believes Myanmar's beer market has potential for strong growth.

  • Frontier Markets are Still the Most Exciting Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:22 PM ET
    Frontier Markets are Still the Most Exciting

    Douglas Clayton , CEO of Leopard Capital tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he remains very bullish on the Mekong and Southeast Asian markets.

  • Myanmar Struggles in Push for Free Press Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 8:39 PM ET
    Exploring Myanmar's Path Towards Free Press

    Meet Thaung Su Nyein, a new breed of Burmese, young, liberal, Western educated with a rare opportunity to pull his backward country into the modern age.

  • Myanmar's Growth to Hit 6.8% in 2013: IMF Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 4:50 AM ET
    Myanmar's Growth to Hit 6.8% in 2013: IMF

    IMF Deputy Managing Director, Naoyuki Shinohara tells CNBC's Martin Soong that he's pleased with the progress of Myanmar's path towards vivid economic growth.

  • Myanmar's Telco Landscape: Telenor Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 12:40 AM ET
    Pursuing A Myanmar Telecom License: Telenor CEO

    Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor talks about the company's bid for a telecom license in Myanmar and Telenor's long term strategy in the country.

  • Myanmar Is Like a Box of Chocolates: Pro Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 12:30 AM ET
    Myanmar's Like A Box of Chocolates

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore says Myanmar can be compared to a box of chocolates. There's plenty of opportunities but you never know what you're going to get.

  • Tony Blair: Hope & Optimism in Myanma Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 12:25 AM ET
    Lots of Hope & Optimism in Myanmar: Fmr U.K. PM Blair

    Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom says there is a lot of hope and optimism surrounding Myanmar but warns of challenges the country needs to surmount.

  • Myanmar: Learning Lessons From Indonesia Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 12:15 AM ET
    Myanmar: Learning Lessons From Indonesia

    Gita Wirjawan, Minister of Trade of Indonesia says he's looking forward to more interaction between Indonesia and Myanmar. He also says he hopes to participate in the 2014 presidential elections.

  • Microcredit Important for Future of Banking in Myanmar Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:15 PM ET
    Microcredit, Important for the Future of Banking in Myanmar

    Jaspal Bindra, Group Executive Director and CEO for Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, talks about plans for growth in Myanmar, a country where 70% of the population is living in rural areas.

  • Myanmar Is Building a Banking Sector: MasterCard Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:25 PM ET
    Myanmar is Building a Banking Sector

    Anton Corro, Country Manager of Thailand and Myanmar at MasterCard tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he expects the Myanmar banking sector to expand in the next 3-5 years.

  • Myanmar President: Pace of Current Reforms to Continue Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 8:42 PM ET
    Myanmar President: Pace of Current Reforms to Continue

    CNBC's Martin Soong sat down with Thein Sein, the President of Myanmar and asked him about the upcoming national elections and the progress of economic development.

  • Myanmar Growth Prospects Positive: ADB Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 8:07 PM ET
    Myanmar's Growth Prospects

    Stephen Groff, Vice President of the Asian Development Bank, discusses how Myanmar will someday be able to reach a tripling of the economy.

  • PTT's Growth Plans In Myanmar Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 7:47 PM ET
    PTT's Growth Plans In Myanmar

    Pailin Chuchottaworn, CEO of PTT, talks about the Thai company's investments in Myanmar as one of the first few firms to have worked there even before sanctions were lifted.

  • We're Negotiating in Myanmar: Marriott Asia President Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 4:20 AM ET
    We're Negotiating in Myanmar: Marriott CEO

    Simon Cooper, president for Asia Pacific of Marriott International, discusses doing business in Asia, "reputational" risks and Marriott's plans in Myanmar.

  • WPP CEO: Short Supply of Talent in Myanmar Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 12:35 AM ET
    WPP CEO: Short Supply of Talent in Myanmar

    Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group says there is a lot of optimism surrounding Myanmar, but the country is facing a short supply of talent and the education system needs to be revamped.

  • PepsiCo: Tapping Myanmar's Thirst For Growth Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 12:10 AM ET
    Pepsi CEO: Tapping Thirst For Growth in Myanmar

    Indra Nooyi, Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo lays out her plan to counter an aggressive push by rival Coca-Cola in Myanmar, live at the World Economic Forum in Naypyidaw

  • Philips Setting Up Shop in Myanmar: CEO Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:15 PM ET
    Philips Setting up Shop in Myanmar

    With 35-36 percent of Philips global revenue done in growth markets, Harjit Gill, CEO for ASEAN & Pacific, talks long term strategy in Myanmar

  • CNBC Exclusive: AirAsia's Ancillary Expansion Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 10:50 PM ET
    CNBC Exclusive: AirAsia's Ancillary Expansion

    Tony Fernandes, CEO of Air Asia and co-chair of the WEF on East Asia speaks exclusively to CNBC's Cash Flow about AirAsia's high hopes for ancillary airline services.

  • Visa's Transactions in Myanmar Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:20 PM ET
    Visa's Transactions in Myanmar

    Peter Maher, Visa's Country Manager for Southeast Asia & Australia, discusses their progress in expanding the credit card's acceptance and issuance in Myanmar.

  • GE's Myanmar Push Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 8:05 PM ET
    GE's Myanmar Push

    John Rice, President & CEO, Global Growth & Operations at General Electric, explains how the company is reaping the rewards of being one of the first movers in Myanmar since sanctions there were eased.