Business / Trade


Telenor Myanmar Limited hosted a roundtable discussion on tackling child labour in tea shops and urban areas in Myanmar yesterday, according to a statement from the company.

(more…)

A Court in Tatkon Township of Naypyidaw Union Territory has sentenced detained labor demonstrators and student activists on Wednesday with a one-month imprisonment or a 5,000 kyats (US$4.20) fine for contempt of court.

(more…)

Trading house Mitsubishi Corp. and real estate developer Mitsubishi Estate Co. said Tuesday they will join an urban development project in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city.

(more…)

A US$20 million cinema plan has started its pilot project in Rangoon’s Taik Kyi and southern Shan State’s Aungban townships, according to private cinema developer Maze Co., Ltd.

(more…)

Workers from the La Won Htet Tha garment factory in Hlaing Tharyar’s Shwe Linn Ban industrial zone demonstrated on July 8, demanding compensation because the factory suddenly shut down.

(more…)

In his column in the June 16 edition of Frontier, Sithu Aung Myint wrote that the Chinese Ambassador, Mr Hong Liang, with a delegation from China’s State Power Investment Cooperation, recently visited Kachin State to lobby for the resumption of work on the stalled Myitsone Dam.

(more…)

The vice-president of Thailand’s second-largest tuna export company has admitted that his company has purchased meat from a poultry farm that is facing allegations of abusing Burmese migrant workers, according to a migrant rights advocacy group.

(more…)

Proceeds from Burma’s annual sale of jade, gems and pearls totalled US$592.12 million, down nearly 10 percent from 2015, government data showed.

(more…)

A Rangoon-based coffee producer has apparently agreed to pay backdated holiday pay and overtime to its factory workers after falling foul of Burma’s Factories and General Labor Laws Investigation Department (FGLLID).

(more…)

Myanmar is striving to recapture the glory of its past as the world’s No. 1 rice exporter. The country’s drive to climb back up the list of leading rice-exporting countries has been led by Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corp., an agricultural trading company.

(more…)

Delivering peace in Myanmar is the top priority of the country’s first democratically elected government in over 60 years. A close analysis of the recent spike in fighting in northern Kachin State shows that won’t be possible unless those at the table tackle the role of natural resources, particularly jade, in fuelling conflict.

(more…)

Financial challenges loom over journals serving residents of a central Myanmar region that was notorious for its persecution of journalists under the previous government.

(more…)

The National League for Democracy government is under fire from the business community over the delay in releasing a detailed policy for managing the economy.

(more…)

The Burmese and Thai governments have agreed to boost bilateral trade volume to reach US$20 billion in 2017, Burma’s President’s Office announced on Wednesday.

(more…)

When the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism trumpeted 3 million foreign visitors in 2014, there was one statistic it was less keen to publicise.

(more…)

The new Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has granted four foreign investment proposals and four locals’ since its reformation, according to Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) Wednesday.

(more…)

The US government has revised its mandatory reporting requirements for investing in Burma, significantly reducing the number of firms that will have to comply with regulations aimed at promoting transparency and strengthening human rights in Burma.

(more…)

The European Union has requested an investment protection agreement with Myanmar which is being criticized by local NGOs in the country, according to a report on the ScandAsia website on 28 June. The report said that the agreement was intended to secure investors from the EU in case of dispute so the dispute could be raised in an international court of law.

(more…)

Of the long list of challenges inherited by the new government when it took office in April, among the most expensive and ambitious are the special economic zones planned for Yangon and on each side of the country, on the Indian Ocean.

(more…)

A recent World Bank report says that trade growth in Burma could reduce poverty and boost prosperity, but local observers say in order for that to happen the government must implement economic policies that increase export markets.

(more…)

« Previous PageNext Page »