*Yangon transit overhauled with import of 2,000 buses from China. YANGON, Aug 16- Aung San Suu Kyi's first major infrastructure project could hardly be more visible- hundreds of new yellow buses now plying the streets of Yangon in what her ruling party hopes will be a potent symbol of how it is transforming peoples' lives. But two deals to import 2,000 buses from...
Marcel Tjia, CEO of Interra Resources, says the frontier market has adopted a pragmatic, business-friendly approach towards foreign FDI.
*Yangon transit overhauled with import of 2,000 buses from China. *EU complained in letter its companies cannot compete in Myanmar. But two deals to import 2,000 buses from China estimated at more than $100 million have caused an unusual rift within her National League for Democracy, with regional lawmakers questioning its cost and accusing Yangon's chief...
*Plan would see Yunnan province connected to Myanmar grid. YANGON, Aug 4- Energy-hungry Myanmar is in initial talks to buy electricity from China, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters, in the latest sign of warming ties with Beijing under leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Since taking office in April last year, Suu Kyi has sought to repair relations that...
Grab said the $2.5 billion in fresh funds expected will strengthen its market position and grow its mobile payments business.
Singapore-based Quadria Capital is growing in Vietnam and expanding its holdings in Singapore.
High in the Himalayas, Chinese and Indian troops are involved in a deepening military stand-off, the SCMP reports.
Cambodia's start-up scene might be in its infancy, but it is slowly garnering attention on the world stage.
Southeast Asian nations face a historic opportunity to surpass their developed peers in technological innovation.
The least-developed countries are doing more in the fintech space than their developed counterparts, says Serge Pun, chairman of Serge Pun & Associates.
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...
Young Cambodians are rolling the dice and returning home, but policymakers have a part to play in securing the future brain trust.
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.
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...
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.
Accelerator Phandeeyar is giving start-ups in Myanmar the resources to engage the country's growing number of smartphone users. Akiko Fujita reports.