March 28, 2017
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Thein-Sein-talks-at-WEF-2013-sCurtain falls on World Economic Forum
Presidents of Myanmar and the Philippines stress the need for political and economic reforms.
wef13-sEmpowering Myanmar’s young workforce
Myanmar is open for business, but it needs local and international help to train and educate its people, a panel told participants at the World ...
Abe-by-boat-sSquatters stalling Thilawa consortium: Mitsubishi
Squatters yet to be evicted by the Myanmar government at the Thilawa Special Economic Zone are holding back Japanese private ...
Thein-Sein-at-WEF-2013-Myanmar-sThein Sein calls for increased investment in Myanmar
Myanmar President Thein Sein formally opened the 22nd World Economic Forum in Naypyitaw on Thursday with a call for increased investment in the country as it continues on its way toward democratic reform.
Cesar-V-Purisima-sTPP is detriment to ASEAN: Official
A Filipino government official said that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will hold back the eventuation of the ASEAN Single Market during a press conference hosted by Bloomberg on Thursday at the 22nd World Economic Forum.
tlwNishimura reveals ODA figure at WEF
Senior minister says Japan will have invested US$10 billion in Myanmar infrastructure projects by 2023.
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Suu-Kyi-at-WEF-2013-sSuu Kyi: I am not a political hostage
Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi defended her silence on ongoing ethnic and inter-communal conflicts in Myanmar on Thursday, stating that she did not want “to point fingers at particular communities.”
Bill-Gates-sMicrosoft connects with Myanmar
Microsoft becomes the latest big name to invest in Myanmar, forming a partnership with a local IT firm, and announcing its plans at the World Economic Forum in Naypyitaw, according to industry magazine The Next Web.
Suu-Kyi-poses-under-a-portrait-of-her-father-sMilitary should have special place in hearts of people: Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi called for the “military to have a special place in the hearts of the people” when speaking at the World Economic Forum in Naypyitaw on Thursday.
no-light-yangonREPORT: An energy sector that can power Myanmar’s reforms
An astonishing 74 percent of Myanmar's population lack access to electricity. Energy has been identified as a pressing challenge for the country's economic growth.
Bagan-pagodas-s$500 million tourism deal announced
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced at the WEF on Wednesday that it had agreed a Myanmar tourism plan valued at nearly half a billion dollars that will help increase Myanmar’s tourism competitiveness, protect environmentally important areas, and safeguard ethnic communities.
wef111Thein Sein to Inaugurate World Economic Forum
Thein Sein to Inaugurate World Economic Forum Myanmar President Thein Sein will personally open the World Economic Forum on East Asia (WEF) on Wednesday when Myanmar hosts for the first time an international event of this stature.
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