Ministry to Compensate Mining Firms

The Ministry of Mining said it will compensate the companies that had to halt operation in Kachin state by extending permit periods. The government allowed jade mining operations to resume in Kachin state on September 1 after operations were suspended in May 2012 due to an armed conflict. The move comes as a response to […]

Lessons from Asia’s reversal of fortunes

The short flight from Bangkok to Yangon on Sunday took the usual 55 minutes and transported passengers from Thailand’s thriving metropolis to the more surreal world of Myanmar’s former capital. But this time, the “tale of two cities” – one just emerging from the shadows, the other on a rapid development track – had reversed, […]