Chinese students dominate the Burmese language classroom

Students from China outnumber other groups of foreign students at the Yangon University of Foreign Languages, Eleven reported this week Among the 249 foreign students studying Myanmar language at the university in the 2016-2017 academic year, 112 are from China There are also 73 from South Korea; 28 from Japan; nine from Thailand; eight from India; six from Turkey; four from Vietnam; three from Laos; two...

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Property tycoon handed five year prison sentence

Over two years after the lawsuit was first filed, a verdict has finally been reached in the case against Kyaw Myint, the owner of Father Land Construction The case centered...

Property tycoon handed five year prison sentence

Jade mine landslide kills 9 in Kachin State: official

A landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mining region has killed 9 people, a local official said Saturday, the latest fatal incident to strike the shadowy billion-dollar...

Jade mine landslide kills 9 in Kachin State: official

Kirin to buy Mandalay Brewery to dominate Myanmar market: report

Japanese brewer Kirin will buy Mandalay Brewery of Myanmar for an estimated several hundred million yen (several million dollars) in its latest effort to strengthen its presence...

Kirin to buy Mandalay Brewery to dominate Myanmar market: report

S. Korean ambassador to Myanmar was handpicked by ‘Korean Rasputin’

Choi Soon-sil, popularly dubbed the ‘Korean Rasputin’, stands accused of using her close relationship with South Korean President Park Guen-hye to extract tens of millions of...

S. Korean ambassador to Myanmar was handpicked by ‘Korean Rasputin’

Myanmar migrants petition Thai seafood giant on wages

More than 2,000 migrant workers at a major Thai seafood exporter called Monday for higher wages and better working conditions, a rare stand in a country where foreigners are...

Myanmar migrants petition Thai seafood giant on wages

Authorities to confiscate unused Myanmar farmland

Authorities in Myanmar's central Mandalay region plan to confiscate some 40,000 acres of unused farmland to use for the nation's interests, an official said Wednesday Land...

Authorities to confiscate unused Myanmar farmland

Struggling Rahkine State farmers want more government support

Poor farmers in Thandwe Township hope the government can increase training, loans, and market access so they can raise their families’ incomes  By Ei Cherry Aung /...

Struggling Rahkine State farmers want more government support

UNFPA: Women and youth are key to Myanmar’s economic future

In a statement released earlier this week by the UN Population Fund, the organization pinpointed the country’s youth as the key to economic growth and emphasized the pressing...

UNFPA: Women and youth are key to Myanmar’s economic future

MPT executives in talks to convert company into a public corporation

Officials are discussing possibly turning state-owned telco MPT into a public corporation, the company’s deputy general manager Thein Hote told The Voice However, executives...

MPT executives in talks to convert company into a public corporation

Coconuts Yangon Business

Since Myanmar started opening up to the outside world in 2011, the business environment has changed considerably. Once a closed-off country run by crony businessmen, Myanmar is now an exciting frontier market. In Yangon, you can see new bars and restaurants and more nightlife options popping up every couple of weeks. The US dropped sanctions on Myanmar in September 2016, which could mean more investment in the country, where many big industries are controlled by formerly blacklisted cronies.