Myanmar’s Cosmetics Industry Tries to Fend Off Counterfeits, Rampant Illegal Imports

International cosmetics products are widely available in the Myanmar market, but concerns over quality and safety still remain. To learn more about cosmetics products in the market, Myanmar Business Today interviewed U Kyaw Min, chairman of Myanmar Cosmetics Association and president of Shwe Pyi Nan Co Ltd. Myanmar Business Today (MBT): What are Myanmar Cosmetics Association’s […]

Laos to share hydropower development expertise with Myanmar

VIENTIANE, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) — A hydro-electric-powered energy revolution has been afoot in South-East Asia over recent years with the movement of fresh and fast-flowing waters increasingly fueling the consumption of larger amounts of energy resources to spur socio-economic development, poverty reduction and improvements in both urban and rural areas. The region’s most diminutive nation […]

Push to lure more luxury tourists to Myanmar

MYANMAR’S public and private sectors must join forces to turn the country into a popular destination for high-end travellers, as rich cultural and natural resources could boost tourism income from just 5 per cent of gross domestic product at present, industry figures have said. Panellists at the Hospitality and Tourism Conference Myanmar last week agreed […]

Indian cold pills pour over remote border to fuel Myanmar narcotics boom

Five years ago, when cold pills first trickled across Myanmar’s untamed border with India, many local officials were baffled. Where was this medicine going, and why were smugglers so interested in it? Today, the cross-border trickle has become a torrent and everyone knows why the Indian-made pills are so valuable: they are bound for secret laboratories in […]

Thalun International School announces expansion

Thalun International School announced Friday its expansion with its Ahlone Campus in downtown Yangon scheduled to open on August 1, 2016 with classes starting on August 9, 2016, according to a press release July 1. The Ahlone Campus, currently at its final stages of construction, is already accepting applications and enrollments for the Academic Year […]

How ASEAN is adapting to a democratic Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi will land in Bangkok for the first time since her triumphant 2015 election victory on June 23. Her Thai military hosts know something about elections: They tend not to respect their outcomes. As Myanmar’s democratic icon knows well, if you want to do high-level diplomatic business in Southeast Asia then you […]

New fantasy football app delights fans

With the Euro Cup 2016 tournament underway there isn’t a better time to indulge yourself in the sport than with a new locally produced app. Market Myanmar recently launched an interactive mobile football app targeting Myanmar football fans. The company celebrated the launch ceremony of the game, Fantasy King Football, at the beginning of the […]

Japan’s Weathernews opens Myanmar post

YANGON — Weathernews has opened a location here in Myanmar’s biggest city to process and produce content for its mainstay business of global climate information services for shipping companies. The company, based in Chiba Prefecture, collects and analyzes meteorological information from seas worldwide to provide weather information that helps shipping companies with tasks such as choosing safe […]

Thailand eyes Myeik archipelago as new investment destination

Thailand‘s tourism minister has made her first trip to Myeik archipelago to assess the opportunities for investment along the untouched coastline of Tanintharyi Region. Myeik district, home to almost 700,000 people, mirrors the far more frequently visited shores of southern Thailand, along the opposite coastline of a narrow strip of land. Officials from Thailand and […]

Myanmar no longer the “sick man” of ASEAN – the honour now goes to…’

A sideshow that went unnoticed during the recent United States-Asean summit in southern California was Thailand’s standing in the pecking order of leaders on both sides of the Pacific. In years past, Myanmar – formerly Burma – was the sick member of Asean when the 10-member grouping held top-level meetings with American and European counterparts. […]