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Burma President Thein Sein speaks of the need for international aid to improve circumstances in Burma. Pic: AP

Analysis: Burma, international development aid and FDI

By Fri, Jun 01, 2012 7:45PM UTC Comments Off Burma President Thein Sein speaks of the need for international aid to improve circumstances in Burma. Pic: AP

President Thein Sein of Burma (Myanmar) delivered a speech on 11 May 2012 concerning his plan for national development in Burma, at a work coordination meeting in Naypyitaw. He claimed that the first stage of reform to fulfill nation-wide development was already established. At this stage, a visible change of foreign exchange rate unification was...

Japan provides $670m assistance for Bangladesh projects

By Thu, May 19, 2011 3:46PM UTC Comments Off

Despite its problems at home, Japan has handed over around  670m to Bangladesh for three important projects – the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, the Khulna Water Supply Project and the development of small and medium sized enterprises. Bangladesh’s Economic Relations Division (ERD) Secretary Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Tamotsu Shinotsuka and Chief Representative of...