Monday, August 21, 2017

Mechanism for foreigners to trade in YSX under way

A mechanism for foreign investors and organisations to take part in the Yangon Stock Exchange is under development, according to Myanmar Securities Exchange Centre (MSEC).

Continue reading »

FDI could exceed MIC’s target in 2017-18, but still lower than previous years’

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) could achieve or even exceed its US$6 billion foreign direct investment target for 2017-18.

Continue reading »

Territorial demarcation hurdle for Sinkhon checkpoint

Efforts to turn Sinkhon border checkpoint into a permanent border crossing are under way and supported by both Myanmar and Thailand. Officials estimate that the arrangements will be completed by the end of 2019, but demarcating the territory and the exact boundary presents the biggest challenge for the project to go ahead.

Continue reading »

Myanmar’s business community must tap cluster potential to compete on global scale

Although small-and-medium scale industry clusters have formed in the Mandalay Region, local investors and businessmen are not very interested in harnessing the business potential of these clusters, U Myo Htut Swe, director from Region’s Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection, said.

Continue reading »

Vegetable exporters at Thai border in a pickle

Customers in Thailand have stopped buying vegetables from the villages at the Myanmar border area since the end of last year. This has posed a problem for Myanmar communities residing in those villages as they can no longer make a living.

Continue reading »

Myanmar and Japan cooperate to produce quality rice amid shortage

Myanmar and Japan will cooperate to produce quality rice seeds under a local project, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Myo Tint Tun, said.

Continue reading »

Sugar traders ordered to balance inventory amid glut

Banned sugar re-exporters must balance their inventories by month-end, according to a letter from the Directorate of Trade, one sugar trader told The Myanmar Times.

Continue reading »

Brokers bilk migrants fleeing Thailand

Unscrupulous brokers thrive by making money from the continued exodus of migrant workers from Thailand, a senior police official said.

Continue reading »

Transport and energy access barriers to Myeik industrialisation

Myeik city is a key potential driver of the import substitution model being advocated by the current National League for Democracy-led government, according to a Canada-based real estate report.

Continue reading »

Nationwide survey launched to draft business environment index

The Myanmar Business Environment Index will be mapped out based on a nationwide survey, which complements previous and current research, to improve the competitiveness of private sector in states and regions.

Continue reading »