Suu Kyi could be president, Myanmar officials say

Feb 8, 2016

Suu Kyi could be president, Myanmar officials say

The nominees for Myanmar’s next president and two vice presidents will be revealed to parliament on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. Parliament ...

Dec 9, 2015

Open but not trading: Myanmar launches fledgling bourse

Myanmar officially launched its first modern stock exchange Wednesday, but without a single stock to trade, as the nation’s latest drive for economic revitalization struggles to take flight. Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party swept elections last month, boosting confidence in the former junta-run ...

Nov 29, 2015

Japan eager to cozy up to Myanmar's incoming NLD government

The government is stepping up efforts to develop a relationship with Myanmar’s top opposition force, the National League for Democracy, after its landslide victory in the general election earlier this month. Also, Japanese businesses have a high interest in Myanmar’s abundant and cheap labor. ...