An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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ON DECEMBER 14, the European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar, better known as EuroCham, published its second annual Business Confidence Survey. The survey found European companies had mixed feelings about the business environment and direction of the country’s economy. Frontier’s Kyaw Ye Lynn sat down with Mr Filip A Lauwerysen, the executive director of EuroCham Myanmar, to get a better understanding of how European companies see Myanmar as a place to do business.
Animals provide a vital transport service in Kyaukphyu, where rural isolation and waterways prevent more modern alternatives.