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    1. August 17, 2016

      Myanmar’s Suu Kyi heads for China in first big foreign trip

      Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, arrives in Beijing on Wednesday for a trip that should give the first big...

    2. August 8, 2016

      The global democratic recession

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    3. June 8, 2016

      Storm in a teacup stirred up over Myanmar banquet brew

      A storm in a teacup has erupted in Myanmar after the new government served the mass-market Lipton brew at a banquet for...

    4. June 6, 2016

      Heineken and a western brewer’s return to Myanmar

      Sobir Djaffar looks happy as he surveys the racks of locally produced bottles of Heineken on a Myanmar supermarket...

    5. April 1, 2016

      Myanmar mood change as new era begins

      Sobriety was the name of the game at the Myanmar presidential palace dinner this week to mark the return of...

    6. March 30, 2016

      Myanmar marks historic power handover to Aung San Suu Kyi’s party

      Myanmar has sworn in its first civilian-dominated government for more than 50 years in the latest chapter of an...

    7. March 28, 2016

      Myanmar’s military parades its power on eve of transition

      Myanmar’s military has delivered a sharp reminder of its political sway on the eve of a transition to the first...

    8. March 22, 2016

      Aung San Suu Kyi set for Myanmar cabinet role

      Myanmar’s president-elect nominated Aung San Suu Kyi to join the incoming cabinet on Tuesday, giving the National...

    9. March 18, 2016

      On the bike to Mandalay

      We didn’t appreciate quite how out of place we looked until the little girl in the brickmaking compound near Mandalay...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      March 15, 2016

      Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at Parliament

      National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Manama’s parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar....

    11. March 10, 2016

      Aung San Suu Kyi picks close aide to be Myanmar president

      Aung San Suu Kyi has picked a long-time confidant to become Myanmar’s history-making new president, after failing to...

    12. March 9, 2016

      Suu Kyi seeks aid from Japan as Myanmar presidential vote looms

      Aung San Suu Kyi has appealed for more aid from Japan in an early sign of the likely battle for influence between world...

    13. February 8, 2016

      Myanmar delay gives Aung San Suu Kyi last presidency chance

      A delay in nominating Myanmar's new president has created new hopes among supporters that Aung San Suu Kyi can thrash...

    14. February 1, 2016

      Myanmar MPs throng to take seats in NLD-dominated parliament

      Myanmar has once more made history in its transition from military rule with the launch of its first civilian-dominated...

    15. January 28, 2016

      Leader hails ‘triumph’ as Myanmar prepares for historic handover

      President Thein Sein on Thursday hailed the “triumph” of Myanmar’s shift from military rule as his country prepares for...

    16. January 13, 2016

      Annie Leibovitz unveils exhibition of outstanding women

      Fifteen years after launching an exhibition of photographic portraits of some of the world’s best-known women, Annie...

    17. December 11, 2015

      Women of 2015: Aung San Suu Kyi, opposition politician

      There may be world leaders who have had to wait longer than Aung San Suu Kyi to see a stolen election victory honoured,...

    18. November 17, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi’s victory sets democracy example to neighbours

      The landslide win by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in Myanmar’s election caps a striking role reversal that has seen the...

    19. November 13, 2015

      From dictatorship to democracy in Myanmar

      Aung San Suu Kyi has won a remarkable victory in Myanmar’s first free elections for 25 years. Ever since the military...

    20. November 13, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi, the Lady who was never for turning

      It has taken Aung San Suu Kyi a quarter of a century to win a second chance of power in Myanmar, after the ruling...

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      Markets Live: Friday, 13th November, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 11:37 on 13 Nov 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce...

    22. November 13, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi party wins historic Myanmar election

      Aung San Suu Kyi’s Myanmar opposition party has won a crushing overall parliamentary majority in a historic election...

    23. November 11, 2015

      Myanmar election: Suu Kyi seeks army talks after landslide win

      Myanmar president Thein Sein has congratulated Aung San Suu Kyi as the scale of her opposition party's historic...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      November 11, 2015

      A fan of Aung San Suu Kyi

      A vendor sells fans with the portrait of Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the National League for...

    25. November 10, 2015

      Myanmar’s election is a first step on a hard road

      On the streets of Yangon on Sunday, you could have been forgiven for thinking democracy was just around the corner. In...

    26. November 10, 2015

      Myanmar election: is this the end of military rule?

      Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s opposition leader, has claimed her National League for Democracy won three-quarters of the...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      November 9, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi supporters celebrate

      Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrate as they hear the first official results of the...

    28. November 9, 2015

      Myanmar opposition supporters claim landslide win in historic election

      Thousands of National League for Democracy followers roared over and over on Monday as a screen at its headquarters in...

    29. November 8, 2015

      Voters throng to historic Myanmar election 

      Myanmar voters go to the polls Millions of voters thronged to Myanmar’s historic general election on Sunday to take...

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      November 8, 2015

      Myanmar’s elections and democracy in South-East Asia

      For anybody who used to visit Myanmar during the darkest days of the military junta, Sunday’s national elections seem...

    31. November 6, 2015

      Myanmar thinks local as voters go to long-awaited polls

      Tin Hla will cast a cut-price vote in Myanmar’s landmark parliamentary election on Sunday. In fact, if the 55-year-old...

    32. November 5, 2015

      Myanmar: Eyes on an election prize

      Kyi Hlaing is a child of Myanmar’s independence in 1948, but he has never cast a vote that counted. On Sunday he has...

    33. November 5, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi risks collision with military in Myanmar vote

      Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s veteran opposition leader, has risked a collision with the country’s powerful military by...

    34. November 2, 2015

      Five battlegrounds to watch in Myanmar’s landmark election

      The campaign for Myanmar’s landmark general election has entered its final week, with opposition leader Aung San Suu...

    35. October 19, 2015

      Myanmar abuzz as landmark election nears

      Myanmar election campaign in full flow Election season is in full swing in Myanmar and Pann Thinzar Myo, an opposition...

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      September 22, 2015

      Raising the flag

      National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during her election campaign rally in Kawhmu township on...

    37. September 8, 2015

      Myanmar’s landmark elections in 5 numbers

      And they’re off. Campaigning officially started on Tuesday in what are billed as Myanmar’s most free elections since...

    38. August 30, 2015

      ‘The Rebel of Rangoon: A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma’, by Delphine Schrank

      Nway, the eponymous Rebel of Rangoon in Delphine Schrank’s new book, is a man constantly on the run from the Myanmar...

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