Off-Grid Solar to Help Myanmar Bring Electricity to All By 2030

​​ Four feet in length, of aggressive disposition, and deadly poisonous: you don’t want to stand on a Russell’s viper in the dark. Especially if there’s no antivenom for miles around. Yet that’s the daily predicament facing millions of villagers in Myanmar, where snakebites cause about 500 deaths every year. In Yin Ma Chaung, a rural […]

Government to Tackle Legal Timber Docs

Timber exporters are scrambling to respond to the conviction in a Swedish court of a company accused of importing Myanmar teak without sufficient proof that it was legally traded. The importer, Almatra Nordic, had been prosecuted under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), which bans placing illegal or high risk wood on the EU market. The company had […]

Yangon Stock Exchange needs more time to succeed, experts say

THERE IS a long way to go for the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), which opened for trading late March, to achieve success and sustainability, capital market experts said at a panel discussion during the Myanmar Business Leaders’ Inaugural Summit last week, Aung Htun, managing director of Myanmar Investments International, an investment holding company listed on […]

Tourism destinations already under strain, survey finds

Making sure tourism does more good than harm – that is the aim of research conducted by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, whose results were released on February 20 at the MAC Tower in Yangon. Some of Myanmar’s flagship sites such as Bagan, Inle and Kyaikhtiyo are already under environmental and social pressure from […]