Myanmar Economic Monitor October 2017 (World Bank)
Sat, 18/11/2017 - 16:15

Myanmar's macroeconomic environment remains stable, though economic growth is estimated to have slowed to 5.9 percent in 2016/17 compared to 7 percent in 2015/16, weighed down by slower investment demand. Growth is projected to recover to 6.4 percent in 2017/18, though risks are tilted to the dow...

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"US to push for peace in Rakhine": Official
Wed, 15/11/2017 - 17:45

The US will push for the restoration of peace in Rakhine when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Wednesday. A senior State Department official told Mizzima in an interview that 'stabilisation of Northern Rakhine...

Japan's Abe offers $ 1 billion in rural aid to Myanmar's Su Kyi
Tue, 14/11/2017 - 19:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday pledge up to 117 billion yen ($1.03 billion) of development aid to Myanmar in a meeting in Manila with government leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The package of low-interest loans will be used to fund projects including infrastructure...

Stae Counsellor attends ASEAN summit in Manila
Mon, 13/11/2017 - 01:30

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) — World leaders, including democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, have begun to arrive in the Philippines for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related meetings.

State Counsellor in Danang with President Tran Dai Quong
Fri, 10/11/2017 - 04:15

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam to attend the Asean-Apec leaders’ informal dialogue. (Photo-AFP) State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on November 9 in Da Nang, Vietnam at the invitation of Tran Dai Quang, president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to attend the Asean- Apec l...

State Counsellor in Rakhine State
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 18:30

The State Counselor’s Office director-general U Zaw Htay told The Irrawaddy the leader is on a one-day visit to the area, adding that more details of the trip would be published soon. The State Counselor arrived in Sittwe around 8 a.m., and met with about 12 young people at the airport.She was ac...