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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Sri Lanka's central bank Friday cut benchmark lending rates by 50 basis points, saying the move was to designed to encourage growth amid sluggish economic activity this year.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
IMF monitoring capital flows to Asia
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Monday it is "carefully" monitoring massive capital flows into Asia and urged the region's policymakers to guard against risks of overheating.
The number of internationa l shipments at Yangon port has doubled within one year, the highest volume in a decade, according to Myanmar Port Authority.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Nepalese noodle seller who became a billionaire
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.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
US embraces Myanmar 'crony'
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.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013
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.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Sri Lanka on Tuesday dropped plans for a fresh US$1 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund following disagreements over how the money should be spent, the central bank said.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Nepal and Bangladesh are all set to hold commerce joint-secretary-level talks on Feb. 17, in which the Nepali government will sign some crucial trade agreements, including the zero tariff facility under which 146 Nepali agro-goods can enjoy free market access to the country's second largest trading partner in South Asia.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The secretive Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has unveiled a list of state-owned assets it plans to privatize in a bid to promote free enterprise in the government-dominated economy.
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