Experts Divided Over Ramifications of Belt and Road Courts on Myanmar

“This is bad news for Myanmar. It will undermine Myanmar’s sovereignty and empower multinational corporations,” said Dr Charlie Thame from Thammasat University. CRITICS questioned Beijing’s decision to set up three commercial courts in China to resolve Belt and Road-related project disputes, arguing that legal disagreements involving transnational investors should be settled in host states or […]

Indian Oil planning to enhance fuel trade with Bangladesh, Myanmar

NEW DELHI: Indian Oil Corp, the nation’s largest refiner and fossil fuel retailer, in in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar to enhance trade of petroleum products and offer its expertise to set up oil infrastructure in the two countries. This month, Indian Oil will open offices in Bangladesh and Myanmar, with a plan to closely […]

Overseas demand for locally-produced coffee expected to rise in 2018

Prospects are looking good for the Myanmar coffee industry, with coffee prices kicking off the New Year on a high level and domestic market conditions looking rather positive, coffee plantation workers said. The market price for ripe coffee cherries harvested in December is now K800-K900 per viss (1.6kg), which is at the higher end of […]

Global standards issued for local coffee producers

IN a bid to promote local coffee to the international market, the Agriculture Department will be issuing a Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certificate to qualified local coffee producers this year, said Daw May Thet Hlaing, a coffee expert from the Coffee Research, Information, Extension and Training Centre. Local coffee producers who meet a list of […]

Britannia Industries Eye Expansion Into Myanmar

New Delhi, Aug 7 () Britannia expects around 10-12 per cent of its revenue to come from overseas markets in the next 3-5 years and plans to set up a plant in Nepal as part of global business expansion, says Britannia MD Varun Berry. The FMCG major is also looking to build its presence further in the African market and Myanmar. […]

Emirates to Launch Yangon-Phnom Penh Flight on July 1

Special ticket sales are now available beginning June 5 until June 30. This is the first Yangon-Phnom Penh route since 2014. Ticket price rates for a return trip are US$242 for economy class and $692 for business class. The flight will be a daily connecting flight starting from Dubai starting July 1. Flights will depart Dubai at 9:15am  local […]

Emirates to launch direct Yangon-Phnom Penh air link

The addition of the new route using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will make Emirates the only airline with a direct service between Myanmar’s commercial hub and Cambodia’s capital. The new route is expected to encourage travel between both cities, said Mohammad Sarhan, the airline’s manager for Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. “With this new route, we are […]

Myanmar’s mango planned to penetrate Russia market

Myanmar’s mango is being planned to penetrate the Russian market, said a local association for technology and market promotion of Myanmar’s mango. Sein Ta Lone (Diamond Solitaire) and Yingwe varieties of mango will be exported to Russian market, and the dried mango and other mango products will also be exported to South Korea, Thailand and […]

Emirates set to launch flights to Phnom Penh

Emirates Airlines will expand its presence in Cambodia by launching a daily passenger flight between Dubai and Phnom Penh, with a stopover in Yangon, as part of the Dubai-based carrier’s push into the region. Launching on July 1, the daily flight will connect Dubai to Phnom Penh via a 90-minute stopover in Yangon, using a […]

Myanmar Has a Key Role to Play in ‘Club Asia’ as Tourism in the Region Booms

​​ Many moons ago Singapore’s then prime minister tried to encourage the government to develop Myanmar’s tourism sector, writes Lars Henriksson. He’s finally getting his wish. In the book General Ne Win: A Political Biog­raphy academic Robert H. Taylor writes that “on 16 January 1986, Singa­pore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew visited Ne Win at his home […]