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    Myanmar moves forward

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 14/08/2017

    » The government of Myanmar is about to take dramatic steps to spur economic development and improve government efficiency. Several significant cabinet changes are in the pipeline, detailed economic strategies are being finalised and a shake-up in the bureaucracy is already under way.

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    Patience tested

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 01/05/2017

    » The government of Aung San Suu Kyi has been in power in Myanmar for just over a year. But many people have become disillusioned with its performance. For the urban elite, the country seems directionless, amid an acute policy vacuum.

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    Justice impaired

    Asia focus, Published on 11/05/2015

    » Last week, Bollywood star Salman Khan was convicted in India of culpable homicide, negligence and reckless driving for running over five homeless men and killing one of them after a night out drinking. The crime took place 12 years ago and Khan's five-year jail sentence has been suspended pending an appeal, but it was noteworthy that someone worth US$200 million faced justice at all.

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    Deal under construction

    Asia focus, Published on 30/03/2015

    » Companies in Asia that want strategic partners from outside their home markets to help them build their businesses are starting to realise that such marriages don't always last forever. There have been numerous cases in which a foreign partner has walked away either because of financial trouble at home or for other strategic reasons.

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    Uneasy Neighbours

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 09/03/2015

    » Southeast Asian fresh markets have always enchanted foreigners drawn to their indigenous charm and down-to-earth characteristics seen nowhere else in the world.

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    Power shift

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/02/2015

    » The Fukushima accident in Japan in 2011 put the brakes on several years of rapid increases in new nuclear power plant construction worldwide. But despite the increased concerns over the safety of nuclear technology since 2011, a number of Asian countries are continuing to pursue their nuclear energy ambitions in order to strengthen national energy security and mitigate climate change impacts.

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