Asia World Company

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25 November 2009

Response by Asia World Company: Kachin Development Networking Group calls for stop to Irrawaddy dam project (joint venture between China Power Investment, Asia World Company and the State Peace and Development Council of the Burmese military government...

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21 July 2015

Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business launches 2nd Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises report

Author: Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)

"Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises: the best get better, but what about the others?", 20 July 2015...

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7 December 2015

US prepares to amend Myanmar trade sanctions to allow certain bank transactions; rights groups concerned

Author: Matthew Pennington, AP

“US prepares to amend Myanmar trade sanctions”...

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8 December 2015

Myanmar: US announces workaround in trade sanctions over concerns that these were “disproportionately affecting exports”

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18 May 2016

US Govt. renews sanctions on Myanmar including ban on arms & gems trade; some restrictions loosened

In 1997, the US Government put in place restrictions on trade and investment by US entitites in Myanmar in view of large-scale repression of democratic opposition and threats to US foreign policy prevalent then. While these restrictions have been...

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8 November 2016

Myanmar: Asia World and Shwe Padonmar Companies sue returning internally displaced persons for trespass

Author: Saw Tun Linn, Burma News International

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) returning to their former villages are being sued for trespass by the Asia World and Shwe Padonmar companies who claim the land was given to them for palm oil plantations…...

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