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Source: CNN

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2012-03-18 08:09:45 -0700 | green-news

U.S. bans imports of 4 exotic snake species From Kim Segal , CNN updated 1:19 PM EST, Tue January 17, 2012 Miami, Florida (CNN) -- The United States is banning the importation of four species of snakes and their eggs,...
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Source: The Nation

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2012-03-16 05:46:42 -0700 | political-news

The number of foreign visitors passing through Yangon International Airport rose by 21.8 per cent last year to nearly 360,000, reports said Sunday. More than two-thirds were from Asian countries, led by Thailand with 59,010 visitors, followed by China with...
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Source: BurmaNet

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2012-03-13 20:30:41 -0700 | political-news

Ltd, an oil and commodity trader partly owned by state-run Zhuhai Zhenrong Corp, is scouting for sites in Myanmar to build a 100,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) refinery, the company's chief executive said. The project, estimated to cost $2.5 billion, is likely...
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Source: BBC

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2012-03-06 01:11:59 -0800 | political-news

Frontier investors are eyeing Burma as its newly elected government moves to bury the country's pariah status and rejoin the global economy. President Thein Sein has blunted human rights criticism by releasing political prisoners, relaxing press censorship, and drawing dissident...
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Source: Myanmar News

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2012-03-04 20:44:50 -0800 | political-news

Gasoline prices skyrocketed in Burma more than 30 percent over New Year's, sparking fears of an inflationary spiral in costs. The government made no public announcement.Motorists were surprised to see the new prices on the pumps reflecting an increase from...
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Source: The Hindu

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2012-02-13 19:51:26 -0800 | political-news

December 14, 2011 AP This December 2, 2011 file photo shows Myanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (R) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a meeting in Yangon. The coming months may see the government and Suu...
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Source: Japan Times

Tehrān :: Iran | updated 2012-02-15 17:09:23 -0800 | political-news

The invitation will be extended to Suu Kyi, who was released by the military junta's last term of house arrest about a year ago, when Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba meets her in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, in late December,...
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Source: Japan Times

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2012-02-08 05:25:26 -0800 | political-news

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has just concluded a historic trip to Myanmar. Her visit heralds a breakthrough in relations between the two countries, and a shift in political dynamics in Southeast Asia could be anticipated. While optimism is warranted,...
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Source: The Hindu

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2012-02-04 13:47:12 -0800 | sports-news

Indian journalist have been detained by authorities in Myanmar, Union Home Secretary R.K...Paresh Baruah as reported in some sections of media, Mr. Singh said. We have information that Jivan Moran and an Indian journalist were detained in Myanmar. But we...
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Source: Japan Times

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2012-01-02 20:13:42 -0800 | political-news

Myanmar's one-time military generals, who have miraculously transformed themselves into benign politicians, really do seem to be taking remarkable steps to restructure both the domestic and foreign policy of that fragile nation. U Thein Sein's new administration recently released approximately...
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Source: The Nation

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2011-12-05 10:56:55 -0800 | political-news

Land prices in prime locations such as Pyay road and downtown attaining the same levels as that of the centre of Bangkok in anticipation of an opening up in the near term. "There is some caution within the optimism, though,"...
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Source: Myanmar News

Shanghai :: China | updated 2011-11-20 21:02:35 -0800 | travel-news

According to sources close to the Burmese Central Bank, licenses to exchange foreign currencies will soon be granted to six banks, all of which are closely linked to the military and government ministries. The banks in question were named as:...
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Source: Myanmar News

Bangkok :: Thailand | updated 2011-11-03 18:02:06 -0700 | political-news

The Yangon International Airport is expected to undergo an expansion, as traffic volume at the airport is approaching capacity. With a strong increase in arrivals this year, the Myanmar government is planning to extend and upgrade the airport in order...
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Source: Myanmar News

Cape Town :: South Africa | updated 2011-10-23 19:02:51 -0700 | political-news

Burma's Information Minister Kyaw Hsan deliberately kept himself aloof from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the economic forum in Naypyidaw on Saturday, while other government ministers and businessmen virtually gave her a standing ovation upon arrival.
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Source: Myanmar News

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2011-10-18 00:29:18 -0700 | political-news

In a move to stimulate the economy, exporters in Burma are getting a big break. The Internal Revenue Department has lowered the profit tax from five per cent to two percent; the export tax has been eliminated. The new tax...
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