By Aung Hla Tun and Jared Ferrie
YANGON, Sept 20 | Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:56am EDT
(Reuters) – Myanmar has approved more foreign direct investment in the past five months than all of last year, but companies setting up operations in the hot frontier market face a growing problem: Southeast Asia’s highest office rental rates.
FULL STORY: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/20/myanmar-investment-idUSL3N0HG0L420130920
Myanmar’s two state-backed telecommunications operators are seeking investors to put in more than $1 billion as they prepare to compete with foreign newcomers, Norway’s Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo .
FULL STORY: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/17/myanmar-telecoms-idUSL3N0HC1K920130917
A government-appointed body that oversees Myanmar’s Buddhist monkhood has issued a directive intended to check the influence of a monk-led movement accused of stoking violence against minority Muslims.
FULL STORY: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/11/us-myanmar-buddhism-idUSBRE98A0EP20130911
By Jared Ferrie and Aung Hla Tun
YANGON | Thu Sep 5, 2013 6:42pm EDT
(Reuters) – It was once the feared weapon of a military junta, ruthlessly deployed to restrict Myanmar’s nascent Internet and throw journalists, students, monks and other political opponents behind bars.
The junta is gone, but the Electronic Transactions Law and other draconian legislation remain on Myanmar’s books. Attempts to revamp them are stirring debate over the reformist credentials of the semi-civilian government that took power in 2011 and how far it will loosen tough state controls.
FULL STORY: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/05/us-myanmar-laws-idUSBRE98412520130905