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UNDP-sponsored Thai Youth Anti-Corruption Network wins best practice...
June 21, 2013 1:52 pm

UNDP-sponsored Thai Youth Anti-Corruption Network wins best practice...

The Thai Youth Anti-Corruption Network, a group of more than 4,000 Thai university students from more than 90 universities has been recognised by the World Economic Forum as a "Creative For Good" best practice by the World Economic Forum.

World's help sought to tackle challenges
June 10, 2013 4:17 pm

World's help sought to tackle challenges

The Asian Development Bank's US$500 million (Bt15 billion) infrastructure fund, the Tata Group's training centre and Microsoft's distribution partnership in Myanmar - all were unveiled on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on...

Get the basics right, bank boss tells Myanmar
June 10, 2013 1:00 am

Get the basics right, bank boss tells Myanmar

Myanmar will need to get the basics right for its banking system in order for its businesses to make rapid progress, a top executive of a leading Thai bank told global business leaders last week at the World Economic Forum.

Giving hopes to the people
June 8, 2013 1:00 am

Giving hopes to the people

Long-denied needs drive Myanmar president's push for transformation

East Asia joins forces to tap deep regional tourism potential
June 7, 2013 4:51 pm

East Asia joins forces to tap deep regional tourism potential

Home to places of stunning natural beauty, unique historical sites and rich cultural traditions, East Asia has long piqued the interest of travellers.

Suu Kyi steals the limelight
June 7, 2013 1:00 am

Suu Kyi steals the limelight

As in Bangkok last year, Myanmar's democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi was in the spotlight when over 900 participants gathered for the biggest international event the country has hosted in decades.

Business leaders share optimism on Asean
June 7, 2013 1:00 am

Business leaders share optimism on Asean

"Asean will be the biggest economic-growth area in the world," said Harish Manwani, chief operating officer of Unilever in Singapore, when asked how he saw the region developing in the next decade. "I put my money on Asean. Asean is...

Suu Kyi resolves to run for presidency
June 6, 2013 6:23 pm

Suu Kyi resolves to run for presidency

"I want to run for president and I'm quite frank about it," said Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairman of the National League for Democracy (NLD); Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, Myanmar. "But for me to be eligible for the...

Interconnectivity critical to unlocking Asean's vast growth...
June 6, 2013 3:05 pm

Interconnectivity critical to unlocking Asean's vast growth...

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 6 June 2013 - On the opening day of the World Economic Forum on East Asia, Asean business and political leaders emphasized the need for greater connectivity and regulatory harmonization to unlock Asean's vast growth...

Young Global Leaders announce programme to tackle child malnutrition...
June 6, 2013 3:00 pm

Young Global Leaders announce programme to tackle child malnutrition...

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar - The Young Global Leaders (YGLs), a community of the World Economic Forum, today announced that a programme that tackles child malnutrition will expand into South-East Asia, starting with Myanmar.