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India sugar exports to Myanmar, a smuggling gateway to China, slow

India sugar exports to Myanmar, a smuggling gateway to China, slow

Flows of Indian white sugar to Myanmar, a gateway for smuggling into China, are slowing down, while Brazilian sugar is becoming more competitive due to cheaper freight. Volumes of white sugar shipped to Myanmar soared last year and early this year…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

US embassy raises alarm at fighting in Myanmar

The US embassy in Yangon said it was ‘deeply concerned’ over clashes involving ethnic armed groups and the military in northern Myanmar that have displaced thousands of people, warning that the violence threatened to unravel the country’s delicate peace process…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Thousands displaced in Myanmar rebel clashes: UN

Over 3,000 people have fled their homes in northern Myanmar following clashes between two ethnic rebel groups, the United Nations said Tuesday, raising fears the government’s fragile peace efforts could be fracturing…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Head of the European Union envoy Jane Lambert addresses a press conference at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Friday. Report on page 1— New Age photo

MYANMAR REFUGEES IN BANGLADESH: EU urges talks with new Myanmar government

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The leader of the delegation of the European Parliament, Jean Lambert, on Friday pointed out there might be an opportunity to find a solution on the issue of repatriation of Myanmar refugees and undocumented Myanmar nationals living in the country, as a new government has taken over in Myanmar.

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Rigid banking rules in Myanmar trouble Bangladeshi businesses

Bangladeshi community leaders in Myanmar have said that both the neighbouring countries need to bridge gap in bilateral relations and banking services in order to explore many opportunities especially in trade and tourism…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia

Myanmar’s 2nd round of bank licences attracts 13 foreign lenders

A total of 13 banks, mostly Taiwanese, answered a call from Myanmar’s central bank for expressions of interest in a second round of foreign bank licensing aimed at further liberalising a sector that was previously off-limits to international players…

February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

Siddik finishes 38th in Myanmar

Ace Bangladesh golfer Siddikur showed some improvement in the final round of the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open by carding a three-under-par 69 and finish the tournament in joint 38th place in Yangon on Sunday…

February 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Other Games, Sports

Siddik barely manages cut in Myanmar

Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman barely managed the cut in the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open as he finished the second round at joint 52nd place with a one-under-par 71 in Yangon on Friday…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Other Games, Sports

Myanmar enters new political era

Myanmar entered a new political era Monday as Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy MPs took their seats in parliament, bearing the hopes of a nation subjugated for decades by the military…

February 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia
Myanmar's National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the house as new parliament goes into session at Naypyitaw on Monday. —  Reuters photo

Myanmar house begins new session dominated by Suu Kyi party

Myanmar’s parliament dominated by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party on Monday began a new and historic session that will install the country’s first…

February 1, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Suu Kyi allies to form Myanmar ruling party

After decades of struggle, hundreds of lawmakers from Aung San Suu Kyi’s camp will form Myanmar’s ruling party on Monday, with enough seats in parliament to choose the first democratically elected government since…

January 31, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

As Myanmar enters a new era, US, China vie for influence

MYANMAR is a country rapidly moving toward uncharted political terrain. By March 2016, the National League for Democracy will take power for the first time in history, bringing an end to five decades of rule by the military establishment…

January 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
A reflection on Bangladesh-ICIMOD partnership

A reflection on Bangladesh-ICIMOD partnership

THE International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development is a regional inter-governmental organisation established in 1983 by the eight countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan…

January 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Op-Ed

Myanmar releases political prisoners

Myanmar began releasing the first of about 100 prisoners on Friday, many of them political detainees, days before a parliament dominated by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi’s party sits for the first time after an election win in November…

January 23, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s victorious opposition party nominated three ethnic minority politicians Wednesday for prominent roles in the country’s new parliament, a boost to a demographic who have long complained of exclusion…

January 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Suu Kyi vows to lead Myanmar peace efforts

Aung San Suu Kyi promised Tuesday to use her party’s popular mandate to drive Myanmar’s peace process as she outlined a vision of a federal future to ethnic rebels who have battled for decades…

January 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Dozens feared dead after another landslide in Myanmar jade mine

Dozens of people were feared dead in Myanmar after a landslide hit a jade mining region, workers at a local mining firm said, the second such incident in just over a month…

December 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Fresh landslide hits Myanmar jade mine

Dozens of people were feared missing Saturday in the latest landslide to hit a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such deadly incident in just over a month…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Myanmar ‘smuggler’ shot dead, 30,000 Yaba seized at Teknaf

The Border Guard Bangladesh shot a Myanmar citizen to death, who was allegedly involved in drug smuggling, and held another at water control sluice number-3 of Teknaf flood control embankment at Teknaf on early Thursday…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

US in touch with Myanmar on repatriating Rohingyas: Bernicat

The US will work with Myanmar authorities on taking back refugees and illegal nationals of the country from Bangladesh. ‘We are in touch with Myanmar. We’ll continue to work with them,’ US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

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