Sky Net Selects Gilat’s Network for Cellular Backhaul in Myanmar

Sky Net and Gilat win MNO bid for quick deployment of cellular networks under some of the most challenging equatorial terrain and climatic conditions Israel, June 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:GILT) (TASE:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that Sky Net, a leading Myanmar […]

Myanmar citizens hope for positive change after government shake-up

Myanmar’s new government is expected to announce its cabinet line-up for 18 of the 21 ministries next week, and the public have expressed hope that they will be able to see a positive change. YANGON: Myanmar’s new government is expected to announce its cabinet line-up for 18 of the 21 ministries next week. Key ministries […]

Sourcing garment from low labour cost countries – post significantly higher risk

Businesses with supply chains and operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs – but may also be exposed to the highest risks, a new global ranking suggests. While there’s no doubt the cost competitiveness of these labour markets is extremely attractive, it may be offset by the risks posed […]

Myanmar President Thein Sein’s brother hopes he won’t run in next election

NGAPUTAW, Myanmar — Myanmar President Thein Sein’s elder brother confided in an interview with the Mainichi Shimbun that he hopes the president won’t stand in the next election out of concern for his health. Tun Myint, the 75-year-old brother of President Thein Sein, also said during the interview at his home in Ngaputaw in western […]

Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar

In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar’s Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test. A scene unthinkable a few years ago is now commonplace in an area once blighted by armed conflict between the government and […]

Government hopes to start insurance scheme next January

A ground-breaking scheme is being launched that will enable Myanmar citizens to take out insurance covering health, insurance and the effects of bad weather in the next few months. says U Maung Maung Thein, deputy minister for Finance and Revenue. Speaking to the media at Mya Nan DawHOTEL IN Nay Pyi Taw on August 28, […]

Can Myanmar reclaim its status as a major rice player?

Imagine Myanmar being the second largest rice exporter in the world, just behind Thailand, while Vietnam is the world’s fourth largest rice importer. This was the situation in the international rice market 50 years ago. However, when you think of major players in international rice markets, Myanmar, officially known as Myanmar, doesn’t come to mind […]

Israel aims to make its mark in Myanmar

Since the recent opening up of the country, Myanmar has been receiving tremendous interest from investors, conglomerates and countries around the world who are vying for a piece of the last frontier in Asia. The US and EU governments have been making attempts aggressively to normalize their relations with the former pariah nation by lifting […]