Urban laws stuck in draft stage

The country needs modernised urban planning laws to keep with a rapidly changing real estate market, as legacy laws are unsuited for the purpose, according to experts. Yangon in particular faces numerous challenges that were not anticipated when the current urban planning rules were put in place. A slate of new laws and rules have […]

Stock Exchange Could Bring Transparency: Expert

The expected opening of the Yangon Stock Exchange in October could potentially bring about greater business transparency gradually, Mark Chan, corporate finance partner at law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner, told Myanmar Business Today. While the Japanese companies have been “very quiet” in their efforts to set up the Yangon Stock Exchange, local companies have been […]

Ooredoo meets with DICA to kickstart operations

Qatar-based Ooredoo is in discussions with local partners and investment authorities to kickstart its mobile operations in Myanmar. Edwin Vanderbruggen, legal advisor to Ooredoo Myanmar, met with Aung Naing Oo, head of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) in Nay Pyi Taw on December 9 to discuss the rules and regulations concerning their […]

Legal : In-house interview with Ooredoo Asia General Counsel

Helping the country open up to the world is an exciting opportunity, says Singapore-based Scott Weenink, Asia GC for telecoms provider Ooredoo Myanmar has seen tremendous change in a short period of time and one manifestation of this is the growing number of foreign business people and travellers visiting the country. Myanmar’s former capital and […]

New auto restrictions may have little impact on quality of imports

With traffic congestion in Yangon bad and road accidents even worse, experts and customs officials are worried that new rules aimed at deterring importers from bringing in old and potentially unsafe vehicles will do little to resolve the situation. Ministry of Commerce spokesman U Min Min told The Myanmar Times that beginning next year, the […]

Telecom Ministry seek Feedback on Proposed Rules for the Telecommunications Sector. Dateline: 2nd Dec 2013

REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY UNION MINISTRY’S OFFICE MEDIA RELEASE Public Consultation Issued by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Proposed Rules for the Telecommunication Sector Relating to Licensing, Access and Interconnection, Spectrum, Numbering and Competition Release Date: 4 […]