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Myanmar invites foreign firms to explore oil, gas


July 19th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar, which has vast reserves of oil and gas, is inviting foreign firms to explore them in 23 offshore blocks.US and European companies may accept the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Aung Suu Kyi to receive highest US award


July 19th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the highest US award, the Congressional Gold Medal, when she visits that country this year.She was expected ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Myanmar president to visit Bangladesh


June 25th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 25 (IANS) Myanmar President Thein Sein will embark on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh next month, the foreign ministry said.Thein will start his trip July 15 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Japan, Myanmar open trade talks


May 27th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 27 (IANS) Japan has opened negotiations with Myanmar on an investment agreement, the trade ministry said."Since many Japanese private companies are trying to do business with Burma (Myanmar), ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Myanmar ’slaves’ rescued in Thailand


May 19th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 150 Myanmar migrant workers locked up inside a shrimp factory near Bangkok have been rescued by Thai police.Kyaw Thaung, a spokesperson for the Burmese Association ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Myanmar to buy electricity from China


April 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Myanmar will buy back 100 megawatts of electricity from China, a major investor in the country's hydro-power projects and receives bulk of the power generated from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Suu Kyi wants word changed in oath


April 19th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 19 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) Thursday asked the government to change a word in the oath of office taken ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US lifts ban on Myanmar charity work


April 19th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 19 (IANS) The US has lifted a ban on charity works by non-profit groups in Myanmar after the country successfully held its parliamentary elections earlier this month.The US ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Myanmar floats currency exchange rate


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) The Central Bank of Myanmar Monday set a new exchange rate for its currency kyat. It has set 818 kyat per US dollar.The new rate is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Myanmar foreign trade to grow by 30 percent


February 13th, 2012 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 13 (IANS) Myanmar's foreign trade will grow by more than 30 percent to $16.1 billion in the 2011-12 fiscal year, the commerce ministry said. It was $12 billion ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi gets internet connection at home


January 22nd, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 21 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been provided internet connectivity at her home, months after being released from seven-year house detention by the country's military government.Technicians ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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