Rakhine fishermen protest influx of Chinese oil tankers

Fishermen living and working near Kyaukpyu and Maday Island in Rakhine State are protesting against the influx of Chinese oil tankers into the area, claiming the presence of Chinese business has yielded no benefits for locals and has damaged their livelihoods. Oil tankers operated by the China National Petroleum Corporation have been coming to the

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NGOs condemn Thai defamation suit against journalist’s report on Dawei mine

By Nang Mya Nadi Eighty Burmese and Thai civil society organizations issued a joint statement this week calling for the withdrawal of lawsuits filed against The Nation and one...

NGOs condemn Thai defamation suit against journalist’s report on Dawei mine

Myanmar troops shoot dead four jade mine scavengers

Myanmar soldiers shot dead four itinerant workers on Wednesday after they tried to enter a mine to search for gems cast aside by its military owners, according to a local MP....

Myanmar troops shoot dead four jade mine scavengers

Paradiso Cinemas to build 45 theaters across Myanmar this year

Paradiso Cinemas plans to build 45 movie theaters in Myanmar’s smaller towns this year, plus an additional 55 next year. Paradiso – a joint venture between MAZE and Myanmar...

Paradiso Cinemas to build 45 theaters across Myanmar this year

New documentary shows how jade fuels war in Kachin State

A new documentary produced by Global Witness follows an investigation that exposes the links between jade and war in Kachin State. Watch it online or at the Park Royal Hotel...

New documentary shows how jade fuels war in Kachin State

Uber launches taxi-only service in Myanmar

The cab-hailing app Uber officially launched its services in Myanmar this morning. Rather than pitting private vehicle owners against traditional taxi services, as it has done...

Uber launches taxi-only service in Myanmar

Trafigura-backed oil firm opens $92m Myanmar terminal

An oil company backed by global commodities giant Trafigura has opened a $92 million oil and gas terminal in Myanmar to cash in on growing energy demand from the fast-expanding...

Trafigura-backed oil firm opens $92m Myanmar terminal

Forbes gives Myanmar marketing master coveted capitalist honor

For the second year in a row, Myanmar has made it onto Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30 Asia” list. This year, Chan Myae Khine, founder and CEO of Amara Digital...

Forbes gives Myanmar marketing master coveted capitalist honor

Will Telenor stand with the Rohingya? Activists await an answer

Norwegian telecom company Telenor has experienced a surge in the popularity of its Twitter hashtag in recent days, but not because of any new company initiative or PR strategy....

Will Telenor stand with the Rohingya? Activists await an answer

China, Myanmar ink oil pipeline deal

China and Myanmar have made a deal on a crude oil pipeline between the neighbouring countries as part of a raft of agreements signed when their leaders met on Monday in Beijing....

China, Myanmar ink oil pipeline deal

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.