Ei Thandar Tun BDS Smart City Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Malaysia’s Berjaya Land Berhad, is set to build a $782.72 million city project in Yangon’s Dagon Seikkan Township following the signing of a concession agreement with the Yangon Regional Government on February 7. The project, located on 184 acres of...
(The New York Times) Atari, the brand known for pioneering video games like Pong, Asteroids and RollerCoaster Tycoon, is taking its business in a new direction: Hotels. In a move that underlines the popularity of e-sports, the demands of its growing audience and how video games are escaping the bounds of...
Facebook said on February 12 that it had closed fake accounts in Myanmar and Vietnam that posed as “independent telecom consumer news hubs” in a bid to discredit rival telecom providers, marking the first time the social network has acted against commercial disinformation originating in these countries on its...
MEXICO CITY China’s appetite for Mexican steaks and other cuts of beef is expected to increase more than 40 percent this year, in part due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to Mexico’s top cattle association. Chinese buyers represent only about 4 percent of Mexico’s foreign beef sales but...
TAIPEI Taiwan’s Foxconn said it aims to gradually restart operations at factories in China this week but it could take one to two weeks from then to resume full production due to the coronavirus outbreak, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. Foxconn, which makes smartphones for global vendors...
Maikel Jefriando and Tabita Diela (Reuters) MANILA The Philippines is beefing up security protocols to protect its energy sector from foreign interference, its national security adviser said, following concerns raised by some of the country’s politicians about China’s access to the Philippine power grid. Chinas State Grid Corporation owns a 40 percent...
  JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo last week ordered government officials to find a permanent solution to prevent devastating annual forest fires that he understood had been almost entirely started by humans but made worst by climate change. Indonesia last year suffered the worst forest blazes in four years when 1.6 million...
HONG KONG It’s like closing the Las Vegas Strip, six times over. Officials in the Chinese city of Macao last week asked its 41 casinos to close for half a month as they rush to stop the coronavirus outbreak afflicting China and the region. The move will shut down the world’s...
Joyce Lee and Hyunjoo Jin(Reuters) NEW DELHI South Korea’s Kia Motors is discussing with the Indian state of Tamil Nadu the possibility of moving a $1.1 billion plant out of neighboring Andhra Pradesh only months after it fully opened due to policy changes last year, sources close to the talks told...
Hiroko Tabuchi (The New York Times) Just beyond the windows of Satsuki Kanno’s apartment overlooking Tokyo Bay, a behemoth from a bygone era will soon rise: A coal-burning power plant, part of a buildup of coal power that is unheard-of for an advanced economy. It is one unintended consequence of the...