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Democratic Transition in Myanmar: Challenges and the Way Forward
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 15:00

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi gave a lecture titled “Democratic Transition in Myanmar: Challenges and the Way Forward” on 22 August 2018 at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. The ceremony was opened with the address by Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Teo Chee Hean. In her lecture, State...

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Five dead, nearly 100,000 displaced by Myanmar floods
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 17:15

At least five people have been killed and over 95,000 people have been forced to flee their homes by widespread flooding in seven states and regions during the past week, the Disaster Management Department said.

It said two people died in the floods in Magwe, and one each in Tanintharyi, B...

Myanmar Times (July 30, 2018)
ICRC President in Myanmar & Bangladesh: Food Aid Essential In Myanmar
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 13:00

The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer is visiting the northern areas of Rakhine State for the first time. During his three-day visit he observed a Red Cross Movement mobile medical clinic in Buthidaung and joined a food distribution in Maungdaw. The Re...

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President U Win Myint holds talks with ICRC President
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 12:45

President U Win Myint received Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), yesterday afternoon at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw.
During the meeting, they exchanged views and discussed matters related to the status of expanding ICRC operations...

Global New Light of Myanmar (30 June 2018)
Yangon Chief Minister Unveils 5-Point Vision for Economic Growth
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 20:00

YANGON — Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein vowed to focus on economic growth in 2018 and laid out a five-point vision for the city’s development at the Yangon Investment Forum on Wednesday.
U Phyo Min Thein said boosting the city’s economy would be one of the regional government’s prio...

http://www.yangoninvestmentforum.com/
President U Win Myint attends 32nd ASEAN Summit Plenary Session
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 18:00

President U Win Myint, in Singapore to attend the 32nd ASEAN Summit, visited Gardens by the Bay yesterday morning.
The President and his delegation arrived at Gardens by the Bay at 10am and were given a tour of the park by Chief Executive Officer Mr. Felix Loh. After the tour, the President...

Global New Light of Myanmar (28 April 2018)
"Collective strength" to overcome our country's challenges
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 15:15

In the coming year 1380, our Union Government has decided to keep in high regard the need for “collective strength” to overcome our country’s challenges - State Counsellor (2nd anniversary of National League for Democracy government speech: 2 April 2018)

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Executive Directors welcomed the rebound in Myanmar’s economy and its favourable long‑term growth prospects.
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 14:15

On March 12, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Myanmar. Myanmar’s economy stabilized in 2016/17. The new government saw a challenging first year with lower-than-expected growth of 5.9 percent in 2016/17 mainly due to weak...

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
ASEAN-Australia Special Summit ends with commitments on cybersecurity, free trade
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 01:00

SYDNEY: “A resounding success” - that was how Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described the first ever ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. Speaking at the close of a two-day meet with nine ASEAN leaders on Sunday (Mar 18), Mr Turnbull said the summit comes at a “critical time in history” w...

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/asean-australia-special-summit-commitment-cybersecurity-trade-10054114
Irish building up a head of steam in Myanmar: Infrastructure is improving as digital and communications companies gain foothold
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 17:15

Dubbed “Asia’s last economic frontier”, Myanmar is one of the fastest-growing emerging markets in the world. And while highly-skilled Myanmar expatriates are returning in droves to start businesses and to experiment, Irish interests, from start-ups to established corporations, are getting stuck i...

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/irish-building-up-a-head-of-steam-in-myanmar-1.3428527