What’s Behind Myanmar Military Chief’s Europe Voyage?

Starting from April 22, Myanmar’s military chief Min Aung Hlaing embarked on a goodwill visit to the Federal Republic of Germany with a stopover in Austria. His trip, made at the invitation of his German counterpart, signals the continuing importance that Berlin, as well as Europe more generally, plays in Myanmar’s development as well as […]

Indian Government Considering Afghanistan, Myanmar’s Proposal to Boost Pharma Exports

NEW DELHI: India is examining a proposal from Afghanistan to help set up a manufacturing base for pharmaceutical products, along with another proposal from Myanmarto supply generic drugs, as part of its efforts to shore up declining exports. The department of commerce is closely examining Afghanistan’s proposal seeking India’s help in setting up a manufacturing […]

Myanmar’s remote Wa State suffers as fewer Chinese come to party

In a remote casino in northeastern Myanmar, China’s pervasive campaign against graft has taken its toll. Hundreds of local traders and farmers place petty bets as low as 10 cents, outnumbering a few Chinese who were once the VIPs of a gambling hall decorated with chandeliers and Renaissance-style paintings. “The business has been really bad […]

Illegal Myanmar Teak Importation Widespread to EU, Investigation Finds

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released allegations Tuesday about what it says is the illegal importation of Burmese teak from Myanmar to the EU. In a two-month undercover investigation, staff from EIA, a UK-based campaigning organization, posed as prospective buyers and approached nine importers working in five EU countries. In a brief, the organization reports […]

Visa on Arrival (VOA)

The Visa on Arrival (VOA) scheme has been in existence since June 2012. There were some initial hiccups in the system but all the kinks have been ironed out and the system is working smoothly now. The VOA scheme is targetted at business travellers. You should be able to get your business visa within 5 […]

Belgium textile firm seeks to invest in Myanmar

Belgium-based textile manufacturing company, Beaulieu International Group is seeking to invest in Myanmar, according to official reports. Beaulieu’s Director Peter Desmet and his group visited the office of Directorate of Investment and Company Administration in capital Nay Pyi Taw to discuss the legal requirements for setting up a labour-intensive business in Myanmar. Beaulieu International Group […]