India-Myanmar border trade slumps

The ban on barter has almost shut down overland trade with India, local merchants say. Since the popular barter system was suspended at the Myanmar-India border post of Tamu, cross-border trade has slumped. On December 1, India ended long-standing rules allowing border trade to be settled by an exchange of goods up to the value […]

In Myanmar, Sailing in the Wake of Kipling and Orwell

ON THE IRRAWADDY RIVER, Myanmar — When Daniel and Susy Florens booked a five-star honeymoon with stops in some of Asia’s premier luxury destinations, Myanmar seemed like just another stop on the itinerary. They had agreed to take a five-day cruise along the Irrawaddy River on the recommendation of a trusted travel agent. But as […]

Myanmar earns over US$ 840 million from agricultural export

Myanmar has earned over US$ 840 million from beans and pulses export, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Myanmar exported over 1.39 million tonnes of agricultural products worth over US$ 845.3 million from April 1 to August 23 in 2013-2014 fiscal year. Over 42 million tonnes of agricultural products were exported and Myanmar earned over […]