ATF Travex 2015 hits a record 527 booths

Mimi Hudoyo, reporting from ASEAN Tourism Forum, Nay Pyi Taw, January 26, 2015 ATF 2015 has attracted some 1,000 Travex delegates from the 10 ASEAN member countries, occupying 527 booths and 300 buyers, said Jason Ng, executive director of MP International. ASEAN member countries make up the largest buyer contingent at 45 per cent, followed […]

IP protection for a better mango

Trademark protection is in the works for Myanmar’s famous sein ta lone [diamond] mangos, according to Mandalay Mango Association chair Daw Than Than Swe. The fruit has been exported since 2006, but only began catching on in foreign markets around 2011. Sein ta lone mangos are growing in popularity overseas – one food reviewer from […]

MIC to take action against foreign investment registering locally

A crackdown is coming to foreign investment circumventing rules by registering under the names of Myanmar citizens, according to Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) secretary U Aung Naing Oo. The commission first announced in early 2012 there would be a grace period for foreign investment to re-register properly and promised future action against offenders which did […]

Shan State cutting red tape to tap strategic location

Shan State’s Investment and Company Administration Department says its company registration process will be streamlined so that it can be completed in three days, instead of several months. State officials say its location – bordering China, Laos and Thailand – increases its prospects for economic development and that they expect a reduction in red tape […]

Three types of licences for stock-trading firms

Securities companies that plan to participate in the upcoming Yangon Stock Exchange will have to apply for at least one three licences, as well as meet other licensing and legal requirements, according to the Daiwa Institute of Research Co Ltd. Daiwa’s managing director said that besides needing to register under the Myanmar Companies Act, each […]