Electricity price hike set for April 1

In an effort to reduce state spending, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw last week voted to move forward with a plan to increase the price of electricity as of April 1 for households by as much as 42.8 percent for units used over a certain threshold, parliament announced last week. Though households will still pay K35 per […]

Myanmar gets new SEZ law

In an effort to draw more foreign interest in Myanmar’s future Special Economic Zones (SEZ), the state-run media last week announced the promulgation of a new SEZ law, superseding the relevant laws adopted by the former military regime in 2011. “The new law seems to decentralise decision-making to the SEZ committee, so that central government […]

Myanmar’s clothing industry promises growth

Myanmar’s clothing industry is expected to grow as a result of the country’s readmission to a preferential EU trading scheme, according to sources from the industry. The European Union readmitted Myanmar to its trade preference scheme on June 12 which grants developing nations preferential access to the 27-nation bloc for several products in the form […]