Asian Development Bank looks at Myanmar’s fiscal 2016-17 economy

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched its Asian Outlook 2016 report last week, which called for the economy to grow around 8.4 percent this fiscal year. The report is an assessment and prediction on Myanmar’ 2016 economy and the challenges it faces. Overall, it predicts economic growth will recover and inflation will moderate in the 2016 fiscal year.

Interview with Sai Aik Pao, SNDP Chairman

In a translated Shan-language interview conducted on 6 September in Taunggyi, Chairman Sai Aik Pao describes the SNDP as a “true” Shan party and reveals a campaign platform intended to appeal exclusively to Shan voters.

The Peace Corps has arrived

Since 2013, the Peace Corps, a U.S. government initiative to support developing nations, has been conducting a series of assessments to better evaluate the optimum way it can support Myanmar’s transition. As a result, the Peace Corps is preparing to officially open a local office in Yangon in February 2016.

Exclusive interview with U Toe Naing Mann

In an exclusive interview with Mizzima, Thura U Shwe Mann’s son, U Toe Naing Mann, walks us through the recent turmoil in the Union Solidarity and Development Party that saw his father kicked out of his senior position. The interview took place on August 14.

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