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Entries in Burma (13)

Wednesday
May182016

U.S. lifts most Burma sanctions, shows ‘strong support’ for new government

Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar, The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control amended the Burmese Sanctions Regulations Tuesday to support trade with Burma.

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Monday
Feb092015

Judge rejects Fokker's ‘anemic’ $21 million sanctions penalty

A federal judge Thursday refused to approve a settlement of sanctions violations by a subsidiary of Dutch aerospace firm Fokker Technologies Holding.

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Friday
Nov162012

New Myanmar laws for foreign investment and anti-corruption

Street market in Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)As part of the reforms by President Thein Sein to open up Myanmar after decades of economic isolation, the parliament has approved a new foreign investment law.

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Monday
Sep032012

Burma's Dissidents Return From Exile

Former dissidents are returning to Burma after the government removed more than 2,000 names from a list used to refuse entry to exiled opponents of the country's former military rulers and other critics.

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Monday
Jun252012

Myanmar: Nowhere To Go But Up 

A bleak assessment: What the U.S. Commerce Department said about corruption in Myanmar in a 2012 publication.

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Friday
Jun012012

Suu Kyi's Amazing Journey

Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to Thailand this week for the World Economic Forum on East Asia. It's the first time in 24 years the ruling junta allowed her to leave Myanmar.

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Tuesday
Dec202011

Aon Pays $16.2 Million In Settlement

Aon Corporation, one of the biggest insurance brokerage firms in the world, agreed today to settled FCPA charges with the DOJ and SEC.

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Wednesday
Nov162011

POTUS Walks ASEAN's Mean Streets

President Obama meets tomorrow on Bali, Indonesia with the heads of state from ASEAN -- the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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Monday
Nov152010

The Return Of Hope

The deal we went to Yangon to work on never happened. So we packed our bags and left. But the memory of that big white house that didn't look like a prison never left us.

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Wednesday
Oct272010

The Bribes Of War

War is not only hell, it's corrupt too. Of the bottom ten countries on Transparency International's 2010 Corruption Perception Index, six have active wars, insurrections, or major civil disturbances.

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