China's latest state visit shows that Myanmar remains central to Beijing's geopolitical game plan in terms of trade links, energy security and its ambitious Silk Road project.
The Irrawaddy spoke with two sector operators about the troubles the Rakhine crisis has caused the country's tourism sector, and how to get out of the rough patch.
The ADB says it expects the country's GDP growth rate to hit 7.2 percent by 2019, so long as the government follows through on much-needed reforms.
Thailand is becoming an increasingly popular retirement option for foreigners attracted by its agreeable climate, low living and health costs and culture of service.
The Philippines is looking to seal a pact with China within months to jointly explore for oil and gas in a part of the busy South China Sea waterway claimed by both countries.
"This is about ensuring that Thai companies respect human rights in the countries they operate in, and holding them accountable for violations," said Sor Rattanamanee Polkla.
Yangon's chief minister has ordered business tycoon U Khin Shwe to suspend work while the city reviews plans to ensure that a nearby reservoir serving downtown does not burst.
Farmers brew up a storm with training from Coffee For Peace - a social enterprise striving to boost profits, protect the environment and foster peace.
Officials in Naypyitaw are to survey some 30,000 acres confiscated from locals and leased to agri-businesses by previous governments to find out if the land is being used.
It is time that policymakers in New Delhi recognize their northeastern states as genuine partners in India's Act East Asia plan — both for the states' sake and the country's.
The deal marks the industry's first big consolidation in Southeast Asia, home to about 640 million people.
The escalating tensions sent shivers through financial markets as investors foresaw dire consequences for the global economy if trade barriers start going up.
AirAsia is in talks with a potential partner to open an airline serving Myanmar, in a move that would help the carrier cover up to 95 percent of the Southeast Asian travel market.
At a meeting in Ngapali last weekend, government officials and business owners debated the beach's fall from grace. Some blame unchecked development by the rich and powerful.
China is the world's largest beer market by volume. CR Beer's biggest brand, Snow, is the world's top-selling beer, but is almost exclusively sold in China.