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US to Help Companies Invest in Myanmar

(Updated: 2014-04-17) The US will open its first commercial service office in Myanmar to help US companies invest in the southeast Asian nation, marking another step towards reviving US economic ties with the country. The move follows the restoration of diplomatic relations and the lifting of most economic sanctions, said Penny Pritzker, US commerce secretary, as […]

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Making Connections: Telenor Goes Online

(Updated: 2014-04-02) On March 8, a quiet revolution happened. The Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor became the first private company in Myanmar’s history to establish an international Internet link from the country. The new Telenor connection is the first time that government-backed Myanmar Post and Telecommunications monopoly on the Internet has been broken. When reached for comment, […]

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Companies Show Strong Interest in Yangon’s Waste Service

(updated: 2014-04-01) Local and foreign companies expressed a strong interest in residential waste management service for Yangon City, according to Yangon City Development Committee. Khin Win, a senior official from YCDC said the city’s waste collection and removal service currently under the control of the committee has been put out to tender from local and foreign […]

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Wait for Licenses Ends for Telenor, Ooredoo

(Updated: 2014-01-30) Mobile phone users in Myanmar may soon be able to buy affordable SIM cards following the government’s January 29 announcement that it was poised to formally license two global telecoms giants. Qatar-based Ooredoo was due to formally receive its business license on January 30, while Norway’s Telenor ASA would get its license in […]

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