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      Japan launches fresh cash and diplomacy push to woo Mekong states

      Japan is poised to launch a fresh push to bond tighter with a quintet of southeast Asian countries it sees as crucial to...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Coke flags Myanmar business partner’s jade industry link

      The complications facing western companies looking to enter Myanmar have been laid bare after Coca-Cola disclosed a local...

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    1. June 26, 2015

      Myanmar jade buyers cast warier eye on showpiece sale

      Merchants armed with torches, sticky tape and water containers prowl through lines of green jade rocks priced at up to €12m...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Suu Kyi’s hopes of presidency fade as Myanmar rejects law change

      Aung San Suu Kyi’s hopes of capping a quarter-century journey from political prisoner to president of Myanmar have all but...

    3. June 24, 2015

      KFC to bring western fast-food to Myanmar

      KFC is to become the first major western fast-food chain to open its doors in Myanmar, as owner Yum Brands looks to secure...

    4. June 23, 2015

      Myanmar MPs launch parliamentary effort to loosen military’s grip 

      Myanmar legislators are trying to loosen the army’s grip on power ahead of elections that mark the transition from half a...

    5. MBA blog

      June 12, 2015

      School's not out for summer

      We concluded our last first-year class in late April and thus internship season has been upon us for a few weeks now. While...

    6. June 10, 2015

      Suu Kyi’s China trip a symbol of Myanmar power shifts 

      Aung San Suu Kyi’s first trip to Beijing is not quite a historic piece of Nixon-to-China diplomacy. But it is a fresh sign...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      June 4, 2015

      Migrant in Myanmar

      A migrant, who was found at sea on a boat, arrives at a temporary shelter near Maungdaw township, northern Rakhine state,...

    8. June 2, 2015

      Asia’s boat people: Nowhere is home

      Ziaur Rahman has history in four countries but a secure home in none. The 23-year-old from the Rohingya ethnic group grew up...

    9. June 1, 2015

      China to hold live-fire military drills at Myanmar border

      China’s People’s Liberation Army will begin live-ammunition exercises close to the country’s border with Myanmar, the...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      May 29, 2015

      Harbor of an IDP camp in Sittwe

      In the harbor at IDP camps, begins the dangerous journey at the Andaman sea for many of the boat refugees, in Sittwe,...

    11. May 29, 2015

      Myanmar hits back over SE Asia migrant crisis criticism

      Myanmar condemned “finger pointing” over Southeast Asia’s migrant exodus on Friday, as an international meeting laid bare...

    12. May 25, 2015

      Malaysia finds 139 graves at migrant camps

      Malaysian police have discovered 139 graves thought to contain the remains of hundreds of people smuggled from Myanmar and...

    13. May 22, 2015

      The unwanted Rohingya refugees dumped at sea

      Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter Roshida loaded herself and four of her children on to a cramped cargo boat...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      May 22, 2015

      Riding a tuk tuk in Sittwe

      An ethnic Rohingya Muslim woman looking back as she rides a tuk tuk near a camp set up outside the city of Sittwe in...

    15. May 20, 2015

      Indonesia and Malaysia offer refuge for thousands of migrants

      Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter Indonesia and Malaysia have offered temporary refuge to thousands of...

    16. May 20, 2015

      Rohingya boat people are becoming the Jews of Asia

      On May 13 1939 the SS St Louis, a German ocean liner, set sail from Hamburg. On board were 915 Jewish refugees hoping to...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      May 18, 2015

      Painting umbrellas

      A girl paints on an umbrella in Pathein township, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar ...

    18. May 17, 2015

      Southeast Asia tragedy unfolding in three acts

      In the first three months of this year, some 25,000 people, mostly from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, left the...

    19. May 17, 2015

      Beguiling Burmese social network eyes Aim flotation

      The future is bright in Myanmar, even if it is not as Orange as the French telecoms company might have liked. It is more a...

    20. May 15, 2015

      Disaster looms for migrant boats turned away from SE Asian shores

      Thousands of refugees abandoned by human traffickers in boats on the Andaman Sea risk drowning or starvation if they are not...

    21. May 3, 2015

      Thailand faces pressure after mass grave discovery

      Thailand is coming under renewed pressure over its role in international people smuggling after police unearthed a mass...

    22. April 28, 2015

      Power struggles ahead as dozens join Myanmar election race

      Myanmar’s landmark elections have pulled in scores of political parties, complicating the battle for control of an...

    23. April 24, 2015

      US removes sanctions on top Myanmar tycoon

      One of Myanmar’s highest profile tycoons has been unshackled from US sanctions as Washington attempts to bridge the demands...

    24. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      Markets Live: Tuesday, 21st April, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:08 on 21 Apr 2015. Participants in this session were: PMအဲဒီမှာ hi – ကိုကြိုဆို။...

    25. April 17, 2015

      Myanmar: the battle to save the built heritage of old Yangon

      Saviour of old Yangon Yangon is at a turning point. Since the beginning of economic reforms in 2011, dozens of new hotels,...

    26. April 13, 2015

      Shwe Man Thabin, Asia Society, New York — review

      On the top floors of the Asia Society, beautiful Buddhas in sandstone, wood and metal smile serenely as they touch filigreed...

    27. April 13, 2015

      Rangoon Tea House, Myanmar

      Where Rangoon WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Coffee $2 Open 8am-10pm Privacy points 2/5 Rangoon is known for its tea-houses,...

    28. March 25, 2015

      Mekong authoritarianism a growing test for western partners

      States in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region seem to have learnt at least one lesson from the late Lee Kuan Yew: how to...

    29. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      bb review: is Nigeria really the most attractive frontier market?

      “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” Baron Rothschild once famously said. Applying that wisdom to emerging markets,...

    30. March 22, 2015

      Myanmar social media platform to float on UK’s Aim

      Myanmar’s only social media platform in the local language is planning an initial public offering on London’s Aim, as it...

    31. March 17, 2015

      Myanmar contradictions laid bare in court

      Myanmar’s internationally praised reforms shunted against its history of hardline military rule on Tuesday, as two legal...

    32. March 15, 2015

      China warns Myanmar after border bombing

      An escalating border crisis between China and Myanmar has taken its most dangerous turn yet after Beijing accused its...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      March 11, 2015

      Barred in Myanmar

      Student protesters try to speak to their family members from a prison vehicle as they are transported to a court in...

    34. March 11, 2015

      Student crackdown highlights Myanmar challenge

      Police baton-charge student protesters, tens of thousands of Muslims have been corralled in camps and battles rage in the...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      March 10, 2015

      Myanmar student protest

      Myanmar student protesters and nationalists clash with riot police during a march in Letpadan town, some 130km (80 miles)...

    36. beyondbrics

      March 3, 2015

      China and Japan vie for influence with Thai rail projects

      The strategic rivalry between Japan and China in Asia is finding expression not only in territorial disputes in the east...

    37. February 19, 2015

      Influx of Myanmar’s refugees poses dilemma for China

      Tens of thousands of refugees crossing into China to flee renewed fighting in northern Myanmar risk catapulting Beijing into...

    38. February 15, 2015

      Myanmar’s next steps depend on the generals

      Five years after Myanmar’s generals set off on their road to the ghastly sounding “discipline-flourishing democracy”, the...

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