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    Building a financial ecosystem in Myanmar

    Published on 06/06/2013

    » The pace of Myanmar’s development will depend in large part on its success in attracting foreign investors to help modernise the country. But setting investment policies to encourage responsible investment, economic growth and inclusive financial markets will be a challenge. <b>Michael Drexler</b>, senior director of Investors Industries for the World Economic Forum, discusses some of the challenges faced by the country in creating a financial and economic ecosystem conducive to development.

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    Challenges facing agriculture in SE Asia

    Published on 06/06/2013

    » Agriculture has been an engine for economic growth and development in Southeast Asia, lifting millions out of poverty and positioning the region and potential powerhouses, such as Myanmar, to be a source of global food security. Today the region faces new challenges to meet growing demand, with risks from natural resource scarcity, shocks from food price volatility, and climate change.

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    Closer collaboration between mining and infrastructure

    Published on 06/06/2013

    » Mining and infrastructure are two industries that go hand-in-hand. Closer collaboration between the two sectors has the potential to unlock greater benefit and value for regional economies and societies.

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    'Digital divide' challenges Myanmar

    Published on 06/06/2013

    » A robust information and communication technology sector is critical for any country’s competitiveness and integration with the global economy. But Myanmar faces considerable challenges in the form of weak infrastructure, electricity shortages, a “digital divide” and low consumption.

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    Courageous Transformation for Inclusion and Integration

    Published on 30/05/2013

    » The World Economic Forum on East Asia 2013 will be the first major international gathering of senior decision-makers from industry, government, academia and civil society to be held in Myanmar since the country embarked on a series of bold economic and political reforms.

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    Opinion: Share the value of Myanmar’s natural resources

    Published on 31/05/2013

    » Patrick Alley, co-founder and director of Global Witness, and Terry Heymann, director of Responsible Gold at the World Gold Council, argue that Myanmar must act swiftly to come up with a sustainable plan to make sure investment in its natural resources benefits the whole nation.

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    WEF report: East Asia enters the era of hyper connectivity

    Published on 31/05/2013

    » World Economic Forum information and communications technology expert Danil Kerimi explains how truly understanding and harnessing digital globalisation can help all Asean nations to compete in the global marketplace.

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    'Future proofing' the agriculture sector

    Published on 01/06/2013

    » Asian economies stand vulnerable to climate change. Some of the most significant impacts are expected to hit the agriculture sector.

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    Global environmental risk and China

    Published on 01/06/2013

    » Less than one year after the 2012 "Rio +20" Sustainable Development Summit, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published its Global Risk 2013 report, in which environmental risk is impressively identified as one of the top global risks for the next decade.

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    The risky new world of 'Digital Wildfire'

    Published on 01/06/2013

    » The highly accessible internet not only facilitates the fast communication of information, but also poses new risks to the world, the biggest one being the misinformation that is spread either intentionally or unintentionally.

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