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Vanessa Friedman The New York Times One evening in early December 2019, Daniel Lee, the newish designer of the Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta, went to the Fashion Awards in London to see how his brand had fared. He sat at a table with the Bottega chief executive, Bartolomeo Rongone, and...
When the straight, long rays of the sun moved into her room, she started writing the first words on the yellowing tissue-thin paper – “I loved you at first sight”. Carefully tucking her portrait into an envelope – she had picked one where she’s wearing a neat updo –...
There are three things the Draper Startup House Yangon is full of – young startups, entrepreneurs and worldwide travelers. Take a seat at the hostel’s watering hole, a bar supported by HAPA Coffee & Cocktail, and the murmurs of startups, VCs, entrepreneurs and digital nomads at neighboring tables will...
by Zin Thu Tun For six years, the government of Myanmar has made a concerted effort to promote tourism. It has worked to establish community-based tourism and adopted policies to encourage inbound tourism. The emergence of travel bloggers following increased internet penetration has stimulated travel interest among local people and contributed...
Written by Stephanie Li If you believe in investing in a vision rather than just in companies, Myanmar’s first tech hub, Phandeeyar, will give you the lowdown on the country’s burgeoning startup market. Nowadays, buying a SIM card for $1.5 or less has become commonplace, yet it would have been unthinkable...
Written by Stephanie Li Myanmar’s economy looks set to grow by 6.4 percent in fiscal 2019-20, up from 6.3 percent last fiscal year, bolstered by growing investment in the transport and telecom sectors and planned infrastructure spending by the government before the 2020 elections, according to a World Bank report...
Written by Stephanie Li The Chinese Embassy in Myanmar announced on January 10 that President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Myanmar this week to sign infrastructure and investment agreements and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties.  Xi’s visit on January 17-18 will be his first in his current capacity. He is scheduled...
Thai investors have shown interest in making comprehensive tourism investment in Kawthaung and Myeik archipelago, Tanintharyi Region, according to U Thant Sin Lwin, Deputy Director of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). “There are email inquiries asking how many islands and roads are in the archipelago,” said the...
Myanmar has revised travel restrictions for foreign visitors, removing some areas in four states and two regions from the restricted-area list and adding a number of new ones, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. The places in Mon State where travel ban has been lifted are Kaylartha Taung,...
Jeanna Smialek (New York Times) WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at its final meeting of the year on December 11, and officials signaled an indefinite pause as the U.S. economy chugs through a record-long expansion on what appears to be sustainable footing. Officials penciled in no rate changes next...