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Myanmar green lights formation of Singapore firm-backed credit bureau JV.


Published on May 20, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

The Central Bank of Myanmar has issued a licence to Myanmar Credit Bureau Limited, a joint venture between the Myanmar Bank Association and Singapore’s Asian Credit Bureau Holdings (previously NSP Holdings) to operated as the country’s first such institution to enable banks to assess risks.


Myanmar orders Rohingya to leave tense border zone

Source: Agence France-Presse

Published on May 20, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Myanmar security forces have resumed loudspeaker broadcasts near its border with Bangladesh ordering Rohingya Muslims to immediately leave a strip of no-man's land between the two countries, refugees said Sunday.


Kayin chief minister loses cool over quarry as ADB cuts payments

Source: Frontier

Published on May 19, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

YANGON – Kayin State Chief Minister Nang Khin Htwe Myint has accused residents of “maliciously” opposing a controversial quarry project and claimed consultation with those affected by such projects is unnecessary.


UN says Myanmar is getting close to graduate from ‘least developed’ status

Source: Mizzima

Published on May 19, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Myanmar has met all three eligibility criteria for the first time to graduate from the Least Developed Country (LDC) status according to the assessment mentioned in the recent Report of Committee for Development Policy (CDP) of the United Nations.


Jica's Dawei port survey 'ready soon'.

Source: Bangkok Post

Published on May 19, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) is set to finalise a draft of the development survey of the Dawei deep-sea port project in Myanmar by the end of this month, said Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.


Myanmar urged to send list of ARSA members


Published on May 19, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Bangladeshi officials at a meeting in Dhaka on Thursday urged Myanmar to hand over a ‘specific list’ of members of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, if any, staying in Bangladesh territory.


Myanmar poised for economic improvement amid uncertainty, says World Bank

Source: The Nation

Published on May 19, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

She said at the launch of the latest Myanmar Economic Monitor on Thursday that the medium term outlook for Myanmar remains positive despite some risks. She expects a surge in foreign investment flows to drive further growth.


Myanmar govt, armed group clashes kill 3 Chinese nationals

Source: Global Times

Published on May 19, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

Three Chinese nationals in Myanmar have been killed in clashes between the Myanmar government forces and ethnic armed groups in the northern Shan State, close to the China-Myanmar border area, China's Ministry of National Defense said Friday. 


The Glass Palace Digest

Source: Frontier

Published on May 19, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

A brief survey of the tales of might and magic in Myanmar’s most important historical text.


Opinion paper

The generals and their ‘lady’

Source: ASEAN Economist

Published on May 19, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Fighting is ongoing in Myanmar’s northerly Kachin State after the military began attacks on the powerful Kachin Independence Army (KIA) last month. 

Taylor McDonald

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