Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Obama and the $400,000 question

Fox Business has gleefully reported that former US President Barack Obama will accept US$400,000 from the Wall Street investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald to speak at a health-care conference this September.

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A modern credit bureau will help Myanmar’s MSMEs

The recent issuance of the Regulation on Credit Information Reporting System by the Central Bank of Myanmar is a major development for the financial sector. It is a commendable, timely and significant progress of economic reform under the new government. Why this is important?

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Good public policy in region holds key to safer roads

Motor travel has had a profound impact on the modern world. Road networks have linked communities, local transport systems have changed lifestyles, and ever-greater mobility has advanced social and economic progress.

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Coal for electricity in Myanmar a long way off?

Coal from electricity using clean technology is the norm in developed countries such as America, England, Australia, Germany, Russia, Japan and China.

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ADB at 50: Is it ready to face new challenges and stay relevant?

More than 5,000 high profile delegates from all over the world are expected to attend the 50th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors from 4 to 7 May in Yokohama, Japan.

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Myanmar media in a regional context

Five years ago, Myanmar’s media scene was very oppressive and pathetic, both by international and ASEAN standards. Since then, with the end of news censorship and mandatory printing license, the overall freedom of expression has improved significantly. Now the country’s press freedom index is rising for overall openness in comparison with other ASEAN members.

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It takes a few countries to start decarbonisation revolution

In 2016, more renewable energy was added to the global grid than ever before, and at a lower cost. A global energy revolution is clearly underway.

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Putting a ‘human face’ to AEC

The Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) held its 30th summit in Manila last week amid growing anti-globalisation sentiments in the West.

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Report, reshape, reconnect: How journalism saves itself

News media was the engine of journalism for past society. However, the development in recent decades has changed it. An inevitable series of transformation in technology, politics and economy has reshaped the communication landscape.

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Construction sector going green

Yangon city is booming with new buildings and skyscrapers and the development is spreading from the city centre out towards the suburban areas.

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