Run by Maoist revolutionaries and plagued by poverty, Nepal is not the most obvious place to make big bucks. But Binod Chaudhary, the country's first billionaire, sees no reason why his breakthrough shouldn't inspire other success stories.
Foreign firms will be granted full rights to Myanmar's deepwater oil blocks, the energy ministry said Tuesday, a first in a lucrative sector once closely controlled by the corrupt former junta.
The image was meant to convey growing friendship between the United States and Myanmar, the world's hottest frontier market. Flanked by national flags, Win Aung, the president of Myanmar's main business association, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jose Fernandez shook hands in Yangon and agreed to deepen business ties between their countries.1 Comment
A World Bank official said Friday that Myanmar has "enormous potential" as it undergoes reforms, which have led the Washington-based lender to launch a drive to bring electricity to millions.