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Major Japanese retailer Aeon has decided to postpone its $180 million shopping mall project in Myanmar due to the political turmoil in the country, according to NHK reports. Aeon planned to start the construction process this year and expected to open the mall by 2023. The project is a joint venture...
Last Saturday, Myanmar’s Union Election Committee announced a victory for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 2020 Myanmar General Election. The party won 83 percent of the seats in the Union Parliament, which exceeds even the number of seats gained in the previous...
Written by Andrew Delaney Last year, Thailand was the third-largest foreign investor in Myanmar at $6.6 billion in 2018-2019 following Singapore then China. However, due to the unofficial border trade, this figure understates the value of the trade relationship. Thailand has the longest border with Myanmar at 2,416 km. Myanmar shares...
Written by Ei Thandar and Tin Maung Oo Food, clothing, and shelter are the basic necessities that humans need access to. Helping people meet their need for shelter is one of the mandates of the Construction, Housing, and Infrastructure Development Bank (CHID). We recently sat down with the bank’s chief...