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    1. December 17, 2014

      Looming election dents Myanmar peace hopes

      Hopes for Myanmar’s first national ceasefire are fading as election season looms and lays bare political tensions that are...

    2. beyondbrics

      November 11, 2014

      Guest post: Myanmar should switch its development model

      By Stuart Larkin of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies President Barack Obama’s visit to Myanmar this week once again...

    1. October 8, 2014

      Thai PM to meet kindred spirit on Myanmar trip

      Myanmar and Thailand have a torrid history but the ex-generals who now head both governments will meet on Thursday with what...

    2. beyondbrics

      July 23, 2014

      Guest post: Myanmar must choose between resource curse and export-led development

      By Stuart Larkin of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Following his “flipping the switch” on political reform, Thein...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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 –...

    22. 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....

    23. 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”...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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