Labour Official Upbeat on Migrants-to-Malaysia Restart But no Date Set

​​ A suspension on sending migrant workers from Myanmar to Malaysia will be lifted when political conditions in the latter improve and the safety of labourers can be better assured, according to U Thein Win, director of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population’s Migrant Affairs Department. The decision earlier this week to cut off the […]

Thailand and Burma Set Sights on Boosting Bilateral Trade

On the heels of the launch of the Asean Economic Community in January, Burma and neighboring Thailand are making plans for a multi-billion dollar trade boost next year. Thailand is second only to China as Burma’s largest trading partner, and both countries are hopeful that they can make strides toward growing total trade volume by […]

Incentives needed to legalise business, says DICA chief

According to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), around 71,000 companies have officially registered since 1988 when Myanmar amended its investment laws. This number is lower than the official figures in other ASEAN nations. However, DICA’s director general U Aung Naing Oo stressed that the real number of companies in Myanmar is much […]