Myanmar border trade up by $500m

Trade at Myanmar’s border posts as of mid-November showed a 14% rise over last year despite a fall in trade at some locations due to armed conflict or natural disaster, according to the Commerce Ministry statistics. Total trade at the 15 border stations stands at more than US$4 billion, $500 million more than at this […]

The many faces of Yangon, revealed on Facebook

A photographic project featuring the people of New York has inspired a group of Yangon teenagers to capture images of a diverse range of the city’s residents. The “Humans of New York” project started in November 2010 with a target of collecting 10,000 portraits of city dwellers and has become a social media phenomenon, with […]

Myanmar to open another trade centre on Thai border

The construction of Maisal Trade Centre in Kayah State along the border with Thailand has just been completed and the government plans to open the border gate soon. This will be the 7th border trade centre between Myanmar and Thailand. Its construction cost a total of Ks 110 million (US$ 110,000), according to the Ministry […]