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Tech sector sizzles as Myanmar embraces Internet for the masses

From navigating gridlocked city roads to playing a favourite national sport, new homegrown apps are blossoming in Myanmar as cheap mobile technology ignites an Internet revolution in the once-isolated nation. Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

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Tech sector sizzles as Myanmar embraces Internet for the masses

From navigating gridlocked city roads to playing a favourite national sport, new homegrown apps are blossoming in Myanmar as cheap mobile technology ignites an Internet revolution in the once-isolated nation. Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

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Beauty pageants expose dreams and dangers in modern Myanmar

YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sparkling in a red, sequined dress, Htet Htet Htun spins around the stage rehearsing a traditional Burmese dance that she hopes will make her stand out from 18 other young hopefuls competing in the first … Continue reading

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Car quirk quandary for the new Myanmar

The country is peculiar in that traffic flows and drivers’ seats are both on the right. This has pitted east against west in the battle to build the nation’s vehicles Asia homepage

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Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen and pageant officials tussle over tiara

YANGON (Reuters) – South Korean organizers of the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant threatened to call in the police on Wednesday in their row with dethroned Myanmar beauty queen May Myat Noe, demanding she return a gem-studded tiara from her … Continue reading

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Uproar forces Myanmar contract U-turn

Yangon offers an $ 8bn contract in an open tender, after public condemnation of the initial decision to make the award without competition Asia homepage

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Lenders seek Myanmar banking entrée

Dozens of banks including Japan’s three megabanks are keen to secure one of 5-10 licenses to operate in the fast-opening southeast Asian country Asia homepage

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The opaque world of Myanmar oil

The fast-opening southeast Asian country has handed out dozens of oil blocks via opaque auctions that campaigners warn have recalled the secretive days of military rule Asia homepage

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Fears Myanmar census could backfire

UN-backed first population survey for more than three decades risks reviving historic ethnic divisions if it underplays strength of minority groups Asia homepage

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HK garment makers plan move into Myanmar

Twelve apparel companies sign letter of intent to open factories in the Thilawa industry zone, in a bid to reduce their reliance on factories in China Asia homepage

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