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    Peter Chou, CEO of Taiwan smartphone company HTC, will on Monday launch what he hopes will be a major boost to both a backward tech sector in Myanmar, his country of birth, and to his company's share of one of the few untapped mobile markets: a phone that locals can use out of the box.

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    StanChart has agreed to pay $327 million to resolve allegations that it violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, Sudan and two other countries, capping months of legal headaches for the British bank.

  • Tackling the Fiscal Cliff

    Eric Rosenkranz, Founder and Chairman, E.Three expresses his full confidence that the U.S. will be able to avoid the fiscal cliff by Jan 15. He adds that markets will quickly return back to normal following the resolution.

  • Yoma CEO: Comfortable With Our Investments In Myanmar

    Andrew Rickards, CEO, Yoma Strategic Holdings says it helps a great deal to have a local partner, SPA Myanmar, to navigate the country's regulatory environment.

  • Myanmar Isn’t Alone: Obama in Cambodia Is Historic, Too

    Obama's visit to Cambodia, like his trip to Myanmar, brings the issues of human rights and democracy to the diplomatic fore. The Global Post reports.

  • Obama in Historic Visit to Myanmar

    Frank Lavin, CEO of Export Now, tells CNBC that President Obama's visit to Myanmar is a sign that the U.S. is looking to increase its political and economic connections to Southeast Asia.

  • Obama's Myanmar Visit a Net Positive for Asian Economies

    Mark Matthews, Head of Research Asia at Bank Julius Baer, says Asian economies have plenty gain from Obama's visit to Myanmar this week.

  • Myanmar's Strategic Importance in Southeast Asia

    As President Obama stops over in Myanmar amid his Southeast Asian tour, regional heavyweight China will be paying close attention. CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris investigates what impact the visit will have on the region's delicate balance of power.

  • China Will Pay Attention to Obama's Southeast Asian Trip: Pro

    Avery Poole, Lecturer at the University of Melbourne says China will pay close attention to U.S. President Obama's visit to Cambodia and Myanmar, some of Beijing's allies in the region.

  • Can Myanmar Handle Massive Capital Inflows At One Go?

    Alisher Ali, CEO, Silk Road Management explains why Myanmar is seen as a strategic center of interest in Asia for the United States.

  • What Does Obama's Visit Mean for Myanmar?

    Dane Chamorro, Director, Global Risk Analysis, Asia Pacific, Control Risks says the U.S. will likely ease import bans during Obama's visit, but warns the country's ethnic tensions will complicate reforms.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 1- Standard Chartered is close to wrapping up discussions to resolve U.S. investigations into its Iran- linked transactions and nearing agreement on a fine in the $300- million range, mirroring a much-publicized state settlement over similar allegations, according to four people familiar with the matter.

  • The interim country strategy, endorsed by the World Bank board at a meeting in Washington, will guide the institution's work in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 1- The World Bank said on Thursday it had earmarked $245 million in credit lines and grants for Myanmar under an 18- month work plan that will focus on budget, regulatory and private sector reforms.

  • WASHINGTON-- The World Bank has approved $80 million in grant aid for Myanmar's rural poor and plans to lend it $165 million more in the coming 18 months. The Washington- based bank is re-engaging with Myanmar after a gap of two decades as its government undertakes economic and political reforms.

  • *Parliament approves bill after lengthy delay. *President seen signing it into law quickly. YANGON, Nov 1- Myanmar's parliament approved a foreign investment bill on Thursday and lawmakers expect it to be signed into law quickly by the president since his office had come up with wording that helped end a dispute over certain clauses.

  • LONDON- Britain threatened on Thursday to veto any deal on the European Union budget that is not good for the British taxpayer, a day after a humiliating defeat in parliament undermined Prime Minister David Cameron's authority.

  • NEW YORK- Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of monster storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and a wide swathe of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and massive power outages.

  • NEW YORK- Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.

  • WASHINGTON- With one week left in the tight battle for the White House, it's all about the vital swing state of Ohio. Unless it's about Colorado- or Iowa, or tiny New Hampshire.