Rice price volatility in Myanmar must be addressed, says World Bank

The price of rice in Myanmar has increased by 41 percent between 2009 and 2013, a rate much higher than neighbouring competitors Thailand and Cambodia. This has led to a decrease in Burmese rice exports and food security at home, according to a recent report by the World Bank. “Price fluctuations are common in agricultural […]

Myanmar’s SMEs Uneasy Ahead of Asean Trade Zone

YANGON — Lamenting high domestic interest rates and Myanmar’s relative inexperience in the competitive global marketplace, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Myanmar are wary as 2015 approaches, when implementation of the regional Asean Economic Community (AEC) is expected to drop barriers to trade in Southeast Asia. The government and private sector have collaborated on […]