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  1. March 28, 2014

    Myanmar’s mobile phone revolution

    Even the white cattle are fading from view in the gathering dusk of this riverside Myanmar village, the tiny lamps hanging...

  2. March 13, 2014

    Fears Myanmar census could stoke tensions

    An internationally funded census in Myanmar threatens to undermine the former military dictatorship’s efforts to end more...

  1. December 15, 2013

    EU to urge Myanmar to allow Aung San Suu Kyi to seek presidency

    EU member states will urge Myanmar’s former military rulers to change the country’s constitution and electoral laws to allow...

  2. beyondbrics

    October 29, 2013

    Suu Kyi: Myanmar still has some way to go

    Last week Italy’s government hosted a high-level delegation from Myanmar promoting foreign investment in their rapidly...

  3. October 2, 2013

    Myanmar keeps its transition on the road – but only just

    Thein Sein, president of Myanmar, will next week be handed a gavel by the Sultan of Brunei. The small courtroom accoutrement...

  4. July 23, 2013

    Myanmar to free 73 more political prisoners

    Myanmar is releasing another 73 political prisoners, and more could be freed in coming months to honour a commitment made by...

  5. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2013

    Week ahead, July 15-19

    All eyes will be on China’s second quarter GDP figures, to be published early on Monday. Meanwhile, President Thein Sein of...

  6. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2013

    BAT back in Myanmar - one of many

    There is some irony in the re-entry of BAT to Myanmar, to pick up where it left off more than a decade ago in producing and...

  7. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2013

    Myanmar awards telecoms licences

    Companies from Norway and Qatar have won the race for telecommunications licences in Myanmar, which foreign investors view...

  8. June 6, 2013

    Britain revives links with Myanmar’s military establishment

    Britain has launched a push to revive relations with Myanmar’s military, with the UK’s Chief of Defence Staff visiting the...

  9. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2013

    Myanmar: a $300bn economy by 2030

    While some of the world’s biggest professional services firms have rushed into Myanmar to set up shop, the big management...

  10. May 29, 2013

    Buddhist mobs in north Myanmar attack Muslim homes for second day

    Buddhist mobs armed with sticks and machetes burnt Muslim homes on Wednesday for a second day in the northern Myanmar city...

  11. May 16, 2013

    Myanmar: An uneasy alliance

    If a single image captures the scope of Myanmar’s sweeping transition, it is the photograph of opposition leader and Nobel...

  12. April 19, 2013

    EU set to lift most Myanmar sanctions

    The EU is set to lift its sanctions on Myanmar apart from an arms embargo next week, in a move that will encourage European...

  13. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2013

    Myanmar cleans house - China's worst nightmare?

    You're signing what? It’s hardly a move to please China. Myanmar, up to recently a loyal neighbour with seemingly endless...

  14. April 12, 2013

    The Diary: Lionel Barber

    These days, Myanmar’s fearsome generals have largely returned to barracks or are wearing longyis. During a five-day maiden...

  15. FT Photo Diary

    April 4, 2013

    Muslims in Myanmar

    Muslim men clean debris in front of a mosque heavily damaged in recent violence in the town of Gyo Bin Gauk. Reuters/Damir...

  16. April 4, 2013

    Myanmar’s return

    These have not been the best few weeks in Myanmar’s short, post-junta history. Members of the country’s Muslim minority,...

  17. April 4, 2013

    Thein Sein vows to step up Myanmar reforms

    In his opulent official residence – a Sun King-style palace with VIP elevator inherited from his army predecessor –...

  18. April 1, 2013

    Privately run newspapers back in Myanmar

    YANGON – For most people in Myanmar, it will be a novelty when privately run daily newspapers hit the streets on Monday....

  19. March 28, 2013

    Thein Sein threatens religious extremists

    Myanmar’s President Thein Sein has issued his strongest challenge yet to “political opportunists and religious extremists”...

  20. March 26, 2013

    Myanmar to resume rice exports to Japan

    Myanmar will resume exports of rice to Japan after a 45-year hiatus, marking a milestone in trade relations between the...

  21. March 25, 2013

    Anti-Muslim mobs destroy Myanmar mosques

    YANGON, Myanmar, Mar 25 – Anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in Myanmar’s predominantly Buddhist heartland...

  22. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2013

    Myanmar: cutting red tape - the Public Services Performance Appraisal Task Force

    Sometimes the most radical changes come from the most unlikely quarters. Take Myanmar, where some of the boldest reforms are...

  23. February 6, 2013

    Myanmar moves to open up to foreign banks

    Foreign banks could enter Myanmar with majority-owned joint ventures with local banks as early as April after President...

  24. February 4, 2013

    China helps broker Myanmar peace talks

    China has helped broker an agreement between Myanmar and Kachin ethnic rebel leaders to halt hostilities after weeks of...

  25. January 28, 2013

    Probe hits opening up of Myanmar telecoms

    A sweeping corruption probe of Myanmar’s telecommunications ministry has complicated government moves to liberalise the...

  26. January 28, 2013

    Fighting sparks fears over Myanmar reform

    Aid workers in northern Myanmar have warned of a fresh humanitarian crisis following further escalation of the army’s...

  27. January 28, 2013

    Myanmar signs deal with foreign creditors

    Myanmar passed a milestone in its efforts to clear its foreign debts after it finalised agreements with the Paris Club of...

  28. January 27, 2013

    Myanmar unrest

    Thein Sein, president of Myanmar, told an international audience of aid donors and business leaders this month that he was...

  29. January 20, 2013

    Renewed fighting mars Myanmar aid forum

    As international aid donors met in Myanmar on Sunday reports emerged that the country’s military had broken a shortlived...

  30. January 18, 2013

    Myanmar’s military to end Kachin attacks

    Myanmar’s military announced it would cease attacks on ethnic rebels in northern Kachin state, after a recent...

  31. January 17, 2013

    Beijing calls for end to Myanmar fighting

    China called for an end to the fighting between the military and rebel forces in Myanmar’s northern Kachin state and rebuked...

  32. January 16, 2013

    Myanmar set to unveil reforms to donors

    Myanmar is set to unveil the most comprehensive outline yet of its planned reforms over the next three years in proposals...

  33. beyondbrics

    January 16, 2013

    Myanmar telecoms: boom times ahead?

    Myanmar’s government on Tuesday took its first big step towards promised liberalisation of the country’s long closed...

  34. January 10, 2013

    Myanmar urged to curb attacks on rebels

    The US and the UN have urged Myanmar to curb attacks against rebel forces in northern Kachin state, where an escalation of...

  35. January 3, 2013

    Myanmar admits air strikes on rebels

    The UN, the US and other western governments have raised concerns with Myanmar after the government admitted it had...

  36. December 21, 2012

    Young entrepreneurs thrive in Myanmar

    At midnight on the roof terrace of The Street Bar & Restaurant in central Yangon, a DJ mixes rhythmic Myanmar rap with...

  37. December 14, 2012

    Aung San Suu Kyi

    It has been quite a year for Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese opposition leader who spent much of the past 20 years in enforced...

  38. December 2, 2012

    Myanmar addresses anger over mine

    Myanmar’s government has moved swiftly to address public anger over the violent crackdown on protesters at a copper mine in...

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