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Quake hits Myanmar, India, Bangladesh

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck northwestern Myanmar on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, sending strong tremors through Myanmar, eastern India, Bangladesh and parts of Nepal. There were no immediate re

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An emotional Myanmar swears in first civilian president

Myanmar's parliament swore in the first president with no military ties in more than half a century on Wednesday, after Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) swept to power following a landslide election win in November.

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Ooredoo posts $578m profit for 2015

Qatar-based Ooredoo Group, an international telecom company, has reported a net profit attributable to shareholders of QR2.118 billion ($578 million) in 2015, compared to QR2.134 billion in the previous year. At the end of 2015, O

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Ooredoo Myanmar secures $300m funding

Qatar-based Ooredoo Group’s fully owned subsidiary Ooredoo Myanmar has made funding arrangements with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Gro

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Best Western launches new hotel in Myanmar's Mandalay

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has continued its rapid growth in Myanmar with the launch of new hotel in Mandalay.   The new Best Western Plus Eastern Palace Hotel is located in the heart of the city, just min

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Nearly 100 bodies pulled from Myanmar landslide site

Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin State, local officials said on Sunday, and hopes are dwindling that any of an estimated 100 people missing will be found alive.

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Myanmar inaugurates $1.5bn economic zone

Myanmar's vice president opened on Wednesday a $1.5 billion manufacturing complex aimed at luring investment and creating jobs, showcasing government work on developing the economy in the run-up to a general election. Vice Pre

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Myanmar opens $1.5 billion economic zone

Myanmar's vice president opened on Wednesday a $1.5 billion manufacturing complex aimed at luring investment and creating jobs, showcasing government work on developing the economy in the run-up to a general election. Vice Pre

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Singapore's Norstar opens crewing office in Myanmar

Singapore-based Norstar Ship Management, said it has opened a crewing office in Yangon, Myanmar, as it seeks to expand business opportunities for the marine sector in the South East Asian country. The new office named ‘Norst

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Myanmar sailors stranded in Bahrain return home

Two sailors from Myanmar who were part of a 16-member crew of an oil tanker stranded in Bahraini waters since December left the country last night. Bahrain International Seafarers Society chairman Captain Ali Haji Hassan accompani

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