Mining in Myanmar

Some are calling it “the world’s best up-and-coming mining spot.” And that’s worth noting because this tiny country has already proven itself as a host to massive, world-class mineral deposits — including the largest copper deposit in Southeast Asia. The country I’m talking about is Myanmar. Mining in Myanmar After 50 years of socialist and […]

Industry lobbies for gold and diamond trade to be legalised

Industry bodies have asked the government to strike gold and diamonds from its list of restricted goods, saying it would boost government earnings and help to combat smuggling. The Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association has filed a proposal with the Ministry of Commerce to lift restrictions. At present, gold and diamonds can only be traded overseas […]

Myanmar gold exchange to open in 2016

Myanmar’s first official market for gold and metal trading will open in Yangon early this year, U Khin Maung Han, vice chair of the Myanmar Federation of Mining Association, told The Myanmar Times. “Myanmar needs an official market for gold and metal,” he said. “Metal products must have fair prices and global-standard qualities. Otherwise, underground […]

Myanmar uses int’l gold standard for first time

Myanmar is inviting world investors to join its gold rush. The southeast Asian country announced Wednesday that for the first time it will use international measurement standards to issue gold bars. Myanmar officials say the change will further open their country’s gold market to the outside world. Myanmar will start selling gold with 99.99 percent […]